Household favorite! This 3 minute, 2-ingredient healthy spinach smoothie recipe with fruit is a great way to get all the health benefits of spinach in your diet in an easy way.
This is a berry spinach smoothie that Mike and I drink almost every day as part of our afternoon snack.
I love it because of all the health benefits of spinach and blueberries. And spinach smoothies are a great way to add nutrients to your diet. But as a parent, we often don’t have time to be making and eating super healthy food.
For us, this is one of our 2 daily healthy smoothies (1 full meal out of our 5 meals a day). For breakfast, we have the Easiest Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie with the addition of some hemp protein. And for the afternoon I make this spinach smoothie.
I make these 2 the night before for both of us and that way I have our breakfast and snacks ready for tomorrow.
When Max sees us drinking it, he always wants some. Because toddlers looooooveeee to copy other people. Which is a good thing here 😀
We actually drank a lot of green juice in front of him when we lived in the US and even we were surprised how much he devoured them. So much that people in the park used to comment about this baby drinking green juice.
In general, if you want your child to include something in their diet, the easiest way is for them to repeatedly see you eat it. Not to force them and to never use food as punishment or reward.
And the sooner you start doing this, the less likely you will have food-related issues later.
But I think I need to write a whole other post about that because there is a lot to share. So for now, back to my smoothie…
Healthy Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Ingredients
Spinach – I tend to buy a bag of pre-washed organic spinach because I usually don’t have time to wash and sort my own spinach. In the USA conventionally grown spinach was one of the most heavily loaded pesticide crops (based on EWG Dirty Dozen) so this is really worth buying organic.
Blueberries – it is cheaper and easier to buy frozen organic blueberries as they retain most of their nutrients and you don’t have to worry about them going off in the fridge.
We have a whole freezer drawer at home loaded with frozen berries which can be used for a lot for different recipes. You can also use wild (frozen or fresh) blueberries. For this spinach smoothie recipe, we stuck with frozen.
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Health Benefits
Blueberries are loaded with phytonutrients, vitamin K, vitamin C and are a good source of fiber.
Spinach is rich in vitamins, phytonutrients, and minerals. It contains a lot of folate which is why it is great to eat during pregnancy. Especially in those first few months.
I’d guess your baby or toddler is not eating a lot of raw leafy greens so adding fresh spinach to a smoothie is a great way to give them the benefits anyway. As well as iron and calcium. Just make sure it’s not taken with dairy products as they can limit the absorption of these 2 essential minerals.
How to make Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
My number one tip for a healthy life is to have a good blender. There are great affordable versions such as the Magic Bullet that we have used for ages. Or if you want to go full-on there is also Vitamix which is brilliant for a thousand other things too (note: affiliate links).
Always add the blueberries closer to the side of the blade and the spinach further for easier blending.
For parents, we use 3.5 oz blueberries and 1 cup of spinach. You can reduce the spinach amount if you don’t find it sweet enough at first.
For kids, if your child doesn’t take to it at first, halve the spinach and then gradually increase until you get to ¼ of a cup.
More Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe
Toddler Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe
- ¼ cup spinach
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
Parent Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup spinach
- 1-2 cups frozen blueberries
- Place spinach and blueberries in a blender
- Blend until smooth