Tasty Smoothies

7 Reviews / 4.7 Average
Yet another tasty, healthy, flexible, and easy recipe to add to your files (no expensive juicer required)! These smoothies are a great addition to any breakfast or lunch, and leftovers stored in the fridge are surprisingly good the next day. You won't even taste the spinach after it's blended up with strawberries and bananas!
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The best thing about this recipe (probably thanks to the fact that a smoothie looks just like a milkshake) is that both of my daughters love them, and my pickier child ends up consuming fruits and vegetables that she would not normally eat. I had been making these for a while when one day I added the spinach, and it barely changed the taste.  I was so excited that I could easily get everyone (including me) to eat some fresh, raw spinach!

It is currently strawberry season here in NC, and this is a great way to use up all of those freshly picked berries. But, feel free to experiment with substitutions based on your family’s favorites. I noted some alternatives that we have tried below. Please leave a comment if you try something new to let us know how it turns out!

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  1. I use fresh spinach that I’ve frozen (never used the kind from the freezer section) and it works perfect. I would imagine the already frozen would work the same :)

  2. Thank you for this recipe! I hate bananas and this is the first smoothie recipe I’ve seen that give me an alternative to them. :)

  3. Hi, I received the menue for 100 days of real food and I am excited to try this. In the meal plan it says “popcorn”, but the recipe does not list it. Do I use it or not.


    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Laura. You can freeze them but it will effect the consistency. Lisa freezes them in molds and sticks them in the girl’s lunches. :)


  5. We tried the smoothie recipe this weekend and it was great. I did a double batch to freeze some and have some in the fridge for leftovers. We tried the ones in the fridge this morning (2 days later) and they tasted gross. I have a Ninja blender so I know it doesn’t blend the spinach quite as good as Blendtec or Vitamix. Any thoughts on why our leftovers taste not nearly as good? I’m afraid the ones in the freezer will taste the same and I’ll have to throw them all away.

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Krista. I find if you store them in a sealed mason jar, they keep fresher longer. I have also found that green smoothies start to taste “earthier” as time goes by. :)

    1. 4 stars
      I just halved the recipe and I’m feeling pretty stuffed trying to finish what I made. It’s a little more than 2 cups. Disclaimer: I used an orange instead of berries and I weigh 92 lbs. :D

  6. What blender do you use? Mine always leaves small bits of spinach. I would love to get the Vitamix but it’s a little to much money.

  7. My daughter is allergic to milk. Any suggestions on how I could still make this for her. Would almond milk or coconut milk be better? And what should I replace yogurt with?? Thanks so much if you can help!! I absolutely love this website!!

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Nicole. Coconut and almond milks will work fine. You can now also find coconut and almond milk yogurts. ~Amy

  8. We’ve been making fruit/yogurt smoothies for a couple of weeks and today I made the leap to fruit plus spinach smoothie. The kids (ages 4 and 6) loved them! And they knew the spinach was in there. Even better, my six year old then asked to try fresh raw spinach and she loved it! Amazing. I’m in shock. Thank you!!

  9. When adding things to smoothies like protein powder,what are the best suggestions and best places to buy to stay within the rules of 100 day of real food

  10. 4 stars
    Have you ever used straight yogurt? Taking it from the yogurt container, into the freezer pops?

    In the past I’ve used berry yogurt, peaches, bananas and ice. Sometimes a couple of strawberries too.

  11. This recipe is even better if you peel and freeze the bananas ahead of time. We’ve been doing that for years. We also make chocolate “milkshakes” by adding a little powdered cocoa (unsweetened) instead of berries. My husband and son also add a raw egg (from our friend–free-range, organic) but I just can’t get beyond the yuck factor and the fear of salmonella. :-/ Somehow my son has made it to 11 years old with no salmonella, though!

  12. I love your site and have found so many recipes to be helpful in making a healthy lifestyle change. I am wondering if you have done any research and or have any recommendations on whey protein? We make all sorts of smoothies and add whey protein but I read so many different reviews on this that it has me ultimately more confused than when I first started… Thank you!!

  13. 5 stars
    Thank you SO much for this recipe and the idea to put it in the silicone ice pop makers to send for lunches! I 1/2 the recipe since I only have 1 kiddo and that filled up 4 of the ice pop containers plus left a tad leftover. I tried a little and would never believe there was spinach in it if I hadn’t put it in myself! Amazing! I used raspberries and blueberries for the berries and it’s great. I know my 12 year old is going to love having something new for lunch this week. You’re awesome and thank you so much for sharing your healthy finds! A very excited mom!

  14. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

    Hi Anne. We use plain yogurt because flavored yogurts tend to be loaded with sugar and other added ingredients. I add pure vanilla extract to my smoothies all the time. :) ~Amy

  15. HI! HAPPY SUNDAY!! =) Has anyone tried using Vanilla flavored yogurt instead of plain? Just wondering if would taste gross.

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Anne. We use plain yogurt because flavored yogurts tend to be loaded with sugar and other added ingredients. I add pure vanilla extract to my smoothies all the time. :) ~Amy

  16. My smoothies were a very strange texture when they thawed. Sort of a gelatinous, fibrous, gross lump. And all the liquid leaked all over Any one else have this problem? I don’t recall exactly what I put in them, but now I’m afraid to try again-

  17. I just found your website today thanks to friends who knew I needed lunch suggestions. Thanks so much. I just wanted to share a smoothie recipe we make a lot that my daughter (4) loves. It’s equal parts frozen organic blueberries, frozen organic mango chunks (I get both at Trader Joes’), and plain, whole-milk yogurt (Greek or European style). Then I put in a bunch of kale (I get the organic, washed, chopped mix at Trader Joe’s). I add a little milk depending on how thawed the fruit is or how thick the yogurt is. Then add a good squeeze of lime and some honey. It’s delicious, and it’s definitely the only way I get my daughter to eat kale!

  18. I also add flax seed meal to this and it will kick it up another notch. And if you can get Greek Organic kick up the protein too : )

  19. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe!! We used Kale instead of the Spinach and my super picky daughter just drank a huge glass!! Thanks so much for all of the great recipes and lunch inspirations!!

  20. I actually started making smoothies a few weeks ago when i had one from Panera. It was free, and when I saw how easy it was I was surprised. Granted, I did pay $4 for one later when I was pressed for time, but after that, no way! I’ll make my own!
    We picked and cleaned over 50 lbs of strawberries from a local u=pick place for making jam and SMOOTHIES! I keep meaning to add chia seed, but haven’t most of the time. I usually use strawberry, but have done blueberry or peach. I’ve started making my own yogurt as well.

    I think the kid’s favorite, though, was the time I tossed a handful of chocolate chip in with the strawberries and made a chocolate-covered strawberry smoothie. And I keep a pack of those little 3oz plastic cups (like they use in bathroom dispensers) and if (when!) I have a little extra after filling everyone’s cups, I pour it into one or more of those and put them in the freezer. The kids love them as a cool-down treat after playing outside.