Mixed fruit and spinach Smoothie

I’ve had many dreams about smoothies lately.

Not every single night although I’m not sure. Maybe I just don’t remember.

In my dreams I create smoothies. I mix all kids of fruits and veggies trying to figure out what taste the best. It’s silly and absurd. Oh well, welcome to pregnancy – a period of the most craziest dreams in the entire life. I mean, dreaming about smoothies is nothing compare to what my dreams look like for the most of my pregnancy.

Sometimes I can’t wait for the morning to start so I can have my smoothie. 

So far I’ve made many spinach smoothies but this one seems to be very tasty in my daughters’ opinion. The thing is that I prefer mine to be a little bit tart. Almost always I add lemon juice or very sour apple to achieve that taste… sometimes I avoid adding banana because its too much sweet for me.

Last week we went to Olive Garden – my husband’s favorite restaurant (and I have really no idea why). I wasn’t hungry so I ordered their strawberry smoothie… and let me tell you… that was one of the worst smoothies I have ever had. On the other hand my husband loved it. It was so sweet I could swear they use 1lb of sugar for this single glass.

Maybe it wasn’t that bad but me being so accustomed to not so sweet smoothies at all made it oversweet in taste.

Back to my green smoothie.

The last time I made it it was bitter-sweet and both me and my daughter loved it.

These days my daughter is so used to having those smoothies that everytime I’m taking pictures of what I just fixed (thinking it’s a good recipe to share on my blog), she stays very close to me hoping for a quick sip (or two). I don’t know if she really likes the taste of it or she just thinks that if I’m giving so much attention to this glass it has to be something good… Right!? 

As long as she eats it saying “yummy” while massaging her belly I’m happy 🙂 (yes, she really does that).


1/2 cup plain yogurt (more if needed)

1 kiwi

1/2 cup strawberries

1 apple, washed, cored, with skin (granny smith for more tart taste)

1 banana

lemon juice from 1/2 lemon (its about 1 Tbsp, depends on the size of the lemon)

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 big handful baby spinach

If that smoothie is too tart I would add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup but for us it worked perfect without it.

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21 responses to “Mixed fruit and spinach Smoothie”

  1. Mmh… sounds yummy. I dont like my smoothies too sweet. I just made some with oatmeal, banana, yoghurt and spinach for breakfast. Loove smoothies…


    1. I’ve never tried smoothies with oatmeal but I heard they are great. I need to try that someday.


  2. Sounds both healthy and yummy! 🙂


  3. Sounds good, I am trying to find a yummy green smoothie to try! I may omit the kiwi (allergic) and try this one!


    1. the kiwi will add a little bit tarness to it but I think that instead you can just add more lemon juice or simply don’t change anything. it will be good anyway 🙂


  4. This sounds terrific with greens and fruit!


  5. You’re an awesome mom. I’ve seen others who add spinach to smoothies, and I’ve wanted to try it. I’ve never tried apples in smoothies. Maybe I will now. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.


    1. oh, thank you Carrie for you sweet comment. I should try this with spinach. I know that everybody is scared of the spinach, but it this case you can barely taste it… the difference is that it’s green but other that that you wouldn’t know that there is a spinach in it.


  6. I’m going to attempt to make this this week for my breakfast. It just sounds toooo good! (She’s so precious waiting so patiently with her little hands.) Matt really liked the one with her holding the book in Polish by the writer from Chariots of the Gods. I can’t think of the author off the top of my head, but I can see him.


    1. Daniken, Erich von Daniken… I’m reading his “strategy of the Gods” now.
      btw, this smoothie is really good. I actually add spinach to whatever smoothie I make this day. Yesterday I made a smoothie based on your brasilian avocado. It’s on my facebook page. I made it with avocado-kiwi-banana with frozen juice from canned pineapples garnished with strawberries. It was sooooo delicious!!! thanks for the inspiration 🙂 Little E. loved it!!!


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  8. Your smoothie looks delicious, and I love all the good for you ingredients in it! It’s great that your daughter is enjoying this healthy drink – it is so full of vitamins!


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  11. What a fantastic green smoothie! Love all of the fruits, vegetables, and seeds in it. So healthy!


    1. … and the most important thing is that my daughter just loves those smoothies not even knowing she’s eating spinach or kale or cucumber (as sometimes I use those as well). It’s a wonderful way to sneak some extra nutrients to her diet based mostly on yogurt, jam, bread and granola 😉


  12. This is a healthy treat! Thank you for sharing!


    1. thank you! indeed, it is a very healthy treat. my kiddo loves it!


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