Superfood Power Smoothie.

A slim-down power smoothie recipe filled with super foods including spinach, strawberries, flax, and apple. Refreshing, nutrient packed, with no added sugar.

A slim-down fruity green smoothie with no added sugar and tons of staying power! Refreshing and simple. @sallybakeblog

I can’t imagine summer Sundays without a big brunch. In an effort to keep my June detox going, we made a lightened-up meal this morning. Complete with cheesy spinach quiche, heavy on the spinach and crustless style– try it that way if you’re looking for a protein-packed, low carb option. And a batch of skinny double chocolate muffins for my sweet tooth fix. Though after eating 3… are they even skinny anymore?

Whatever, it’s the weekend. Also my excuse for a couple margs last night.

Additionally, I made a double batch of these smoothies later in the day. I call them power smoothies because they are filled with some of my favorite super foods like apple, spinach, flax, strawberries, and banana. The perfect drink to fuel up for my 100-miles-in-June goal.

A slim-down fruity green smoothie with no added sugar and tons of staying power! Refreshing and simple. @sallybakeblog

Today’s power smoothie recipe combines two of my favorite smoothies in one.

As you can see, there are two different layers. I layered this smoothie recipe for two reasons. (1) Because mixing all of these ingredients together creates one ugly brown/green concoction, horrible for food photography. And (2) layered smoothies taste better. No?

If you don’t feel like rinsing out your blender for each layer, then by all means – throw all of the ingredients in and blend until creamy, cool perfection.

A slim-down fruity green smoothie with no added sugar and tons of staying power! Refreshing and simple. @sallybakeblog

Let’s break down this nutrient-packed smoothie recipe.

One layer is a thick green smoothie made from five simple, nutritious ingredients: spinach, frozen banana, ground flax, almond milk, and 1/2 an apple. Feel free to use kale instead of spinach if you prefer. Don’t worry, you can’t taste the greens with all of that banana and apple. There’s nothing worse than a green smoothie tasting like vegetables in my mind.

The other layer is made from strawberries, frozen banana, and almond milk. The same exact concoction I call Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshakes. Have you tried those yet? I make one of those more than any other smoothie recipe on my blog. So refreshing, especially now when strawberries are in their peak.

A slim-down fruity green smoothie with no added sugar and tons of staying power! Refreshing and simple. @sallybakeblog

A note on the flax: the ground flax is completely optional! Please don’t make an extra trip to the store if you don’t have any on hand. I keep it around for a little extra omega-3 action. I throw it into homemade granola and on top of salads.

In both layers, frozen banana takes the place of ice and yogurt. I really don’t like putting ice into my smoothies because the end result has a slushie-like consistency. Maybe it’s just me or my blender. Rather, I prefer frozen banana chunks which results in a smooth, creamy, milkshake-like texture. Hopefully you’re hooked on frozen bananas by now, for as much as I talk about them.

I didn’t use yogurt in today’s smoothie recipe because I wanted to keep it dairy-free. If you have any on hand, add about 1/4 cup of your favorite flavor (strawberry or plain greek yogurt* would be great) for a creamier texture. *It would no longer be vegan.

One of these slimming smoothies is so satisfying. And this is coming from a girl who can eat an entire container of hummus and still be hungry. 8 servings? Yeah right. I drank one about 2 hours ago and normally would be gnawing off my arm by now, but am surprisingly still full. Though maybe it’s the feast we ate this morning…

A slim-down fruity green smoothie with no added sugar and tons of staying power! Refreshing and simple. @sallybakeblog

If you’re looking for a dairy free, no-sugar-added sweet treat to keep you fueled – this smoothie hits the spot. The recipe makes 2 smoothies, so I have one waiting for me in the fridge for “dessert.” Whoa whoa whoa, who am I? This detox is making me talk crazy.

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Superfood Power Smoothie

Yield: serves 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

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A slim-down green smoothie recipe filled with super foods including spinach, strawberries, flax, and apple. Refreshing, nutrient packed, with no added sugar!

Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas, previously peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 1 heaping handful spinach (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1/2 of a large apple, chopped (or 1 small - use your favorite variety)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk1
  • optional: 1 Tablespoon ground flax
  • 7 large strawberries, sliced

Directions:

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana and apple. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Peel the apple if you do not prefer the skin to be in your smoothie. I did not peel mine. Blend 1 banana, the spinach, apple, 1/4 cup almond milk, and flax together until smooth. Add more milk if it is too thick. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Pour equally into 2 glasses.
  3. Rinse out the blender and blend 1 banana, 1/4 cup almond milk, and the strawberries together until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed and add more milk if it is too thick. Pour the strawberry smoothie on top. Serve immediately.
  4. The layered smoothie look is optional, so you can just blend all of the ingredients together instead. 

Additional Notes:

  1. Use your favorite milk, keeping in mind the recipe will no longer be vegan if using cow milk.  I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

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A few more healthier recipe ideas for ya this week:

Strawberry Mango Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry Mango Breakfast Smoothies

Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad

Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad with Avocado

Toasted Coconut Tropical Granola

Tropical Granola

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A slim-down fruity green smoothie with no added sugar and tons of staying power! Refreshing and simple. @sallybakeblog
A slim-down fruity green smoothie with no added sugar and tons of staying power! Refreshing and simple. @sallybakeblog
   

87 Responses to “Superfood Power Smoothie.”

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    Dante Tolbertposted September 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Can you use frozen strawberries if you don’t have fresh ones?

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    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Hi Dante. I apologize for the delay – I was on vacation. Frozen is fine.

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    Caseyposted January 6, 2015 at 10:24 am

    This just changed my smoothie world. I have a really hard time getting over the mental block of ugly colored smoothies even if I know I like everything I put in it. I split them up today (and even put kiwi in the green layer to trick myself that the color came from it instead of just spinach) and it was amazing! Thanks for the tip!

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    Deenaposted January 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I tried this wonderful smoothie and although delicious I didn’t achieve the two tones…my strawberry went straight thru to the green. Can you tell me what I’m doing wrong??

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      The strawberry layer should be quite thick, which keeps it at the top. Did you change any of the ingredients?

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    Dave Chambersposted February 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I take a mature vitamin & vitamin C every morning. I would like to use flax sead or any other additive you would recommend and quantity!

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    Jami Jamiesonposted June 24, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Sally,

    I have been drinking these every morning. I’m am hooked.  They are truly made with super foods to keep up with two active children.

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    Angelaposted August 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Sally.
    What’s the serving size on these smoothies?Thanks!

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    Annaposted October 21, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I am just now coming across your smoothie recipes and I want to say thank you!! I have made your superfood power smoothie and your detox smoothie and both have been wonderful. The ingredients are simply and the instructions are easy to follow. Thank you!

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    Susieposted November 26, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I can’t eat bananas due to allergy. I use other frozen fruits and yogurt. Do you have any other ideas?

    Reply

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