Not everyone cares for greens, but they are packed with nutrients that everybody needs, such as vitamins A, C and K, folate, calcium and iron. In fact, “Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health,” according to dietitian Jill Nussinow. Adding leafy greens to a fruit smoothie is an easy way to get those health benefits painlessly. Although the smoothie is green, all you taste is the fruit.

Things You'll Need


Set up your blender by rinsing out the pitcher and plugging in the power cord. A personal-size blender works best for making a single smoothie, but a full-size blender will work as well.

Add spinach, banana, strawberries, almonds and milk to the blender. You can use cow’s milk or substitute a dairy-free alternative such as almond, soy or rice milk.

Pulse the ingredients in 30-second intervals until blended.

Serve immediately and enjoy.

Tips

  • You can use other leafy greens in place of spinach to make a green smoothie. Try arugula, kale or dandelion greens.

  • Try different combinations of fruit and berries — blueberries, mango and raspberries are all delicious in a green smoothie.