This banana spinach smoothie is packed with protein and fibre making it super satisfying. With some simple ingredients you can enjoy this delicious smoothie in under 5 minutes!
If you're looking for a great start to the day, look no further! This banana spinach smoothie is jam-packed with everything you need. We love satisfying smoothies and this definitely fits that criteria with the additional oats, yoghurt and cashew butter playing their part!
Often green smoothies can, taste... yea, green. This smoothie is packed with spinach greens, but doesn't taste nasty. It's delicate but beautifully creamy with the cashew butter and isn't too sweet either. We love a good smoothie after a morning walk or run, this is the one for that! Check out our tangy and fresh Orange Mango Smoothie too.
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Why you'll love this recipe
Here are some reasons why you need this banana spinach smoothie recipe in your life:
Healthy - this smoothie is packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and all the nutrients you need to get going.
Protein filled - the addition of oats and greek yogurt in this smoothie means it's packed with protein and super filling.
Quick - if you're in a rush, a healthy green smoothie is a quick and delicious start to the day or even makes a great snack.
Delicious - this smoothie is super simple but tastes so good! If you freeze your bananas when they're ripe with some brown spots, they'll sweeten your smoothie to perfection.
You only need simple ingredients for this recipe, this is what you'll need:
Greek yogurt - Adding creaminess and lots of protein and good fats, we love the addition of yogurt to our smoothies. It also keeps you fuller for longer!
Cashew butter - cashew butter is definitely a favourite of ours (see How to Make Cashew Butter). It's delicate and adds a lovely creaminess and doesn't overpower the flavour of the smoothie.
Oats - these are a great thickening agent and also make the smoothie very filling. There's nothing worse than being hungry 30 minutes after breakfast. These fix that!
We know you love to mix things up with customisations and substitutions so here are some of our recommendations for this recipe:
Extra sweetness - If you like a super sweet smoothie, throw in some pineapple to the mix and create a pineapple banana spinach smoothie.
Peanut butter - if you don't have cashew butter you can use peanut butter instead. It will definitely change the overall flavour of the smoothie but peanut butter and banana is a popular combo for a reason!
Avocado - you can easily throw in a wedge or two of avocado to make this extra green smoothie greener and super creamy!
Vegan - make this vegan by using dairy free yogurt and almond milk or another dairy free milk alternative.
How to make a banana spinach smoothie
Follow this simple step by step guide to success for this smoothie recipe:
- Add the milk, spinach, yoghurt, cashew butter, oats and frozen bananas to the blender jug.
- Blend until smooth for at least 60-90 seconds. Serve and enjoy!
Make sure to read and follow these expert tips to ensure complete success with this smoothie recipe:
Frozen on top - adding the bananas on the top of the rest of the ingredients allows the blender to create some liquid first before churning up the frozen fruit.
Start slow - start blending at slow speed and increase until full speed, this allows the blender to get a good start.
Oats - once the oats have been blended it'll take about 10 minutes for them to thicken the smoothie. If it thickens too much add a little more liquid.
No. Our bodies naturally process and excrete toxins by itself. Our kidneys and liver do a great job at this. Unless your organs are failing a green smoothie won't do anything other than give you a good source of nutrients and hydration.
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Banana Spinach Smoothie
- 2 medium frozen bananas
- 2 cups fresh baby leaf spinach
- 1 cup milk, any milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter
- ½ cup Greek yoghurt
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth about 60-90 seconds.2 medium frozen bananas, 2 cups fresh baby leaf spinach, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons cashew butter, ½ cup Greek yoghurt, ½ cup old fashioned oats
- Add the frozen banana on top of the rest of the ingredients to help the blender get started.
- Feel free to switch up the nut butter to another.
- Make this vegan with coconut yoghurt and a dairy free milk alternative.