Quick and Easy Morning Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Morning Spinach Smoothie // PasstheSushi.com

It’s that time of year…. I’m starting to itch for spring. Mother Nature’s cruel sense of humor gently pushed cabin fever over the edge with a few nice days before dipping back down in the 20s. But those few days were glorious. And now it’s all over. I want out. I want later sunsets and dirt trails. I want friends exhausted and dirty enjoying a beer and laughter after a long ride.

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I ran my first race of the season on Saturday. It was a glorious 40 degree start. No base layers needed. But the ground hadn’t had a chance to catch up. The trail was ice. Not a bit of ice, or a patch of ice… nope.  a simple slip and slide of doom (and if you’re brave enough to click, that video made it look good). I opted for the 5k, instead of the 10k because a) I’m a big baby, and it was icy, b) because after injuring myself last year on a run and spending months off my mountain bike, I’m not about to let any run do that again. Overall, it was a run. I finished slower than I was hoping for with good conditions, but much better than I was expecting given the ice.

I followed up the run with a nice recovery run and some rock climbing with friends on Sunday… No seriously, I don’t even know me any more… And I kind of like it.

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Morning Spinach Smoothie // PasstheSushi.com

Morning Spinach Smoothie

Morning Spinach Smoothie

If using a single serve blender (like a magic bullet or ninja) the layering process becomes very important. I have found this method to work best for myself.


  • 1 6oz container yogurt (grab a variety of flavors to keep you entertained)
  • As much spinach as you can shove in your blender
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk


Spoon the yogurt into the blender, shove as much spinach as you can / want in after it pour the almond milk over top. Finally slice the banana and toss it in. Put the cap on and pulse until smooth.

If you need / want add a few ice cubes to make it colder.

This smoothie is pretty thick and isn't packed with tons of stuff. Feel free to toss in whatever fresh or frozen berries you have on hand, some peanut butter, chia seeds, or anything else you can think of to keep it fresh and healthy.

At first, its like ew spinach. But then it's like yummm.


Morning Spinach Smoothie // PasstheSushi.com

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  1. says

    Great Post Kita.
    Great job last weekend.
    I love spinach. I love smoothies. Not sure I could drink that.
    No wonder you’re not looking for any more HULK this week!


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