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Quick and Easy Morning Spinach Smoothie Recipe

It’s morning, you actually got a workout in, and you just need a refuel before heading out the door. This Spinach Smoothie will get you there.  No frills, just fuel.

Spinach Smoothie | Kita Roberts

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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Spinach Smoothie | Kita Roberts

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For Another healthy breakfast option, try this out.

Chai Spice Apple Smoothie Bowl

Or just indulge in one of these.

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Spiced Buttermilk Waffles with Amaretto Glazed Pears

Yield: 1 smoothie

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.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 6 oz 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


  1. Spoon the yogurt into the blender, shove as much spinach as you can / want in after it pour the almond milk over top. 
  2. Finally slice the banana and toss it in. Put the cap on and pulse until smooth.
  3. If you need / want add a few ice cubes to make it colder.
  4. 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.
  5. At first, its like ew spinach. But then it's like yummm.
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Spinach Smoothie | Kita Roberts

Michelle @ Mimis in the Kitchen

Friday 28th of February 2014

I love making smoothies right now! Thanks for this new one it actually does look good, I wouldn't have thought spinach and banana but I'm game! Thanks!

Belinda @zomppa

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

You are an inspiration to keep at this running! I am...just drinking hot chocolate!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

I used to make spinach smoothies almost every day when I still lived by myself in Memphis. This whole living with the parents this is totally throwing me off.

Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

Wednesday 26th of February 2014

You are DA woman! I love living an active life vicariously through you. :) I don't think I could get Dudette to go anywhere near your spinach, but it looks glorious.


Friday 28th of February 2014

Dudette is a young a spy booty kicking karate kid. She probably doesn't need the extra spinach yet. ;D


Wednesday 26th of February 2014

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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