Monday, August 30, 2010

Raspberry Spinach Chiller

Hmm...who would have thought that adding spinach to a smoothie would turn out ok?? This smoothie was alright, not great but definitely not a bad start to my smoothie-making week!  I think my banana should have been a bit more ripe to add some extra sweetness (it was still a little toward the green side). This drink is a great source of calcium, vitamin D, protein, iron (spinach!), fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, potassium, and many other nutrients! It really did keep me full through lunch and I feel like I did have a little extra energy...enough to skip out on my morning coffee!
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 large handful of baby spinach
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey or soy protein powder
  • 1 T ground flaxseed
  • 1 drizzle of honey
  • a few ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency. Based on my rough estimate of the nutrition info this is approximately 300 calories and about 25gm protein. I'll put it through a nutrition data processor but just wanted to give you a rough idea :) 


  1. I love smoothies but I've never added spinach. How do you get past the color and spinach flavor? Maybe if I were a spinach fan it would be easier LOL :) but really, does the leafy green really blend up well and not leave shards of leaf behind? Just wondering :)

  2. Hi Andrea! Actually I could NOT taste the spinach at all and it blended just fine. There were some very small bits of green throughout but really, if you want to try adding some dark leafy spinach into your diet...blending it with some fruit may be the key :) The main flavor I actually got was the raspberry...yummy!