Simple and Healthy Green Superfood Smoothie

by Kaitlynn Fenley
our simple and healthy green superfood smoothie being pured into a glass to show the consistency.

This Healthy Green Superfood Smoothie is made with frozen banana, spinach, tahini, spirulina, maca, and dates for a creamy and nourishing drink in under five minutes! This smoothie is loaded with gut-healthy fiber, and you can easily add some organic protein powder to make this smoothie a filling meal.

Is this Green Superfood Smoothie Healthy?

Of course! This smoothie has lots of plant fiber and nutrients to help nourish your gut microbiome. Banana and dates add natural and balanced sweetness, while the tahini adds a thick, creamy texture. This smoothie also contains spirulina and maca. Spirulina is full of healthy fats and vitamins. Maca is a beneficial adaptogen that can help with hormone balance. I love this smoothie as an after-workout lunch. I just add a bit of pea protein to make it a more balanced meal.

two glasses filled with out simple and healthy green superfood smoothie.

Ingredients in This Healthy Green Superfood Smoothie

My favorite smoothies are the ones that don’t need a lot of ingredients. Luckily, this smoothie recipe only requires a few simple ingredients

  1. Frozen Banana: If you’re not freezing your bananas before you use them in a smoothie, you’re missing out. Frozen banana adds sweetness, creaminess, and thickness to this smoothie.
  2. Dates: Adding dates to smoothies is THE BEST. If you feel like your smoothie is always missing something, try adding in a date or two. Dates add sweetness, depth of flavor, and they’re a good source of magnesium.
  3. Spinach: I love spinach in my smoothies. This ingredient adds a ton of healthy plant fiber and lots of phytonutrients. I like to use organic spinach. Spinach is one of those vegetables that I suggest always buying organic.
  4. Tahini: Adding healthy fats to smoothies is a must. My favorite healthy-fats to add to smoothies include nut butter, tahini, and avocado.
  5. Spirulina and/or Chlorella: When dried Chlorella is packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy fats, and is 50%-88% protein. It’s quite the gut-healthy food. It can even help reduce the risk of anemia because it’s so rich in iron! Spirulina boasts a 60% protein content as well, so it’s considered a richer source of protein than most vegetables. Spirulina is also a good source of beta-carotene, various minerals, and gamma-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid. The fatty acids in spirulina and chlorella help your body to absorb more vitamins and minerals from all the other ingredients too. Another option is to sub this ingredient with our Biome Beauty Enrich, which is a real-food probiotic drink mix that incorporates both chlorella and spirulina.
  6. Salt: okay… I know this ingredient might sound weird, but it’s not. Just like a chocolate chip cookie and chocolate cakes need a pinch of salt to round out the flavor, so does your smoothie. Instead of using salt, you can add a teaspoon or two of sauerkraut brine to smoothies. This also adds probiotics, so that’s fun!
  7. Plant-Based Milk: My favorites are soy milk and oat milk, but you can use any plant-based milk you like.
Green smoothie being poured into a small clear glass from a blender.

A Few Notes on This Recipe

It’s really easy to make smoothies if you have a stash of frozen bananas. When we grocery shop I like to get about 10 very ripe bananas to immediately freeze for smoothie ingredients.

Need an extra energy boost? Try adding matcha to this recipe! I personally prefer this smoothie with matcha added in.

When I’m using this smoothie as a meal replacement, I also like to add in hemp seeds and organic pea protein. Smoothies don’t normally keep me full for long, but with a little extra protein it’s great.

two small glasses filled with light green smoothie mixture and topped with white and green hemp seeds

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Simple and Healthy Green Superfood Smoothie

This Healthy Green Superfood Smoothie is made with frozen banana, spinach, tahini, spirulina, maca, and dates for a creamy and nourishing drink in under five minutes! This smoothie is loaded with gut-healthy fiber, and you can easily add some organic protein powder to make this smoothie a filling meal.

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 Banana, Frozen
  • 8 Ounces Plant-Based Milk
  • 1 Medjool Date
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 2 Tablespoons Tahini
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Spirulina
  • 1 Teaspoon Maca
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend on high until smooth
  3. Pour into a glass, serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Instead of salt try using a teaspoon of sauerkraut brine in your smoothies!
  • You can sub spirulina for Biome Beauty Enrich
  • Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder for more protein.

Keywords: smoothie, spinach, green, superfoods

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