Making Smoothies with Spinach

Spinach is a bright green tender, leafy vegetable. The flowering plant grows like lettuce, but is a relative to beets and swiss chard. It's flavor is delicate, sweet, and slightly bitter. The three most basic types of spinach include flat-leaf, savoy, and semi-savoy spinach. Savoy spinach is what is most commonly found in the grocery store, along with baby spinach, which is a member of the flat-leaf group.

Blending Tip

When blending spinach, it works best to blend just the spinach and liquid together first for about 30 seconds or so before putting the rest of the ingredients in. It makes a nice green smoothie base that ensures you don't have any spinach chunks sneaking up anywhere.

Spinach really is one of our favorite ways to make any smoothie into a green smoothie. It's a nice, light flavor and texture, so it pairs very well with most flavors. If you're someone who gags at the sight of a green smoothie, but you really want to like it, try spinach first. It's such a great "beginner" leafy green.


Smoothie Recipes with Spinach

Green Tea Smoothie

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Gotta Have My Pops

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Mango Mint

As the name suggests, the mango and mint are the stars of this smoo...

Missing You

Such a simple recipe that will leave you wanting more.

Be Simple

You wanted a smoothie that tasted good and was healthy, while using...

Green Discovery

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Be-Greener

This recipe has one of the the lowest calories per fl oz, so it's a...

Minx

A smooth, green smoothie recipe that will keep you coming back for ...

Hulk Blood

Feels like a meal! Originally made to be juiced, it was slightly tw...


Spinach Flavor Pairings

Apple, Avocado (commercial), Mango, Orange, Papaya, Pear, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Tangerine, Asparagus, Beet Root, Broccoli, Carrot, Cauliflower, Garlic, Ginger Root, Kale, Parsley, Pumpkin, Allspice (ground), Artichoke, Jerusalem-artichoke, Arugula, Basil (fresh), Beans (snap), Mung Bean, Bell Pepper (red), Cayenne Pepper (spice), Chicory Greens, Chicory Root, Chicory Witloof, Jalapeno, Serrano Pepper, Chives, Cilantro, Cloves (ground), Coconut Milk (raw), Dill weed, Eggplant, Fig, Horseradish Tree Pod, Leek, Lentil, Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Spearmint, Mushroom (chanterelle), Mushroom (crimini), Mushroom (enoki), Mushroom (maitake), Mushroom (morel), Mushroom (oyster), Mushroom (portabella), Mushroom (shiitake), Mushroom (white), Nutmeg (ground), Almonds, Olive Oil, Onion, Peas, Snap peas, Black Pepper, Potato, Rosemary, Onion (spring/scallion), Sesame Seeds, Shallots, Squash (summer), Sweet Potato, Soy Sauce, Tofu (soft), Thyme, Tomato, Tomato (green), Tomato (orange), Tomato (yellow), Balsamic Vinegar, Cider Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Zucchini (baby), Zucchini Squash, Coconut Meat, Salt,
Spinach Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 23.0
Calories from Fat 3.5100000000000002
Total Fat 0.39g
Saturated Fat 0.063g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.165g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 79.0mg
Potassium 558.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.63g
Dietary Fiber 2.2g
Sugars 0.42g
Protein 2.86g
Vitamin A 469.0µg
Vitamin C 28.1mg
Calcium 99.0mg
Iron 2.71mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 19.3mg
Folate 194.0µg
Niacin 0.724mg
Riboflavin 0.189mg
Thiamin 0.078mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.195mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 2.03mg
Vitamin K 482.9µg
Minerals
Copper 0.13mg
Magnesium 79.0mg
Phosphorus 49.0mg
Selenium 1.0µg
Zinc 0.53mg
Other
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 91.4g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameSpinacia oleracea
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor2.44
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.57

Spinach Substitutions

Kale