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Apple Banana Spinach Smoothie

Yiwen Lu, MS, RD
July 20, 2023
July 20, 2023

The vibrant green color of smoothies always brings me a refreshing sensation. Truth be told, the blender is one of my favorite kitchen investments. I absolutely adore making smoothies, especially during the summer season. It's incredibly convenient and produces quick and delightful treats! All it takes is tossing a variety of fruits and vegetables into the blender, and - voila! You'll have a mouthwatering and nutritious drink that's not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients to energize your day!

Prep time: 8 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 0.5 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 small apple, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 small banana, peeled and cut into slices (Preferably frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  1. Start by adding Greek yogurt, water, and spinach to the blender. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
  2. Next, add the apple, banana, and sprinkle in some chia seeds.
  3. Blend everything once again until all the ingredients are beautifully combined.
  4. Take a moment to check the consistency. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add some more water and blend until you reach your desired texture.
  5. Now, it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your delicious smoothie! Cheers to a refreshing and nutritious treat!


  1. To support stable blood sugar levels, remember that this recipe yields two servings. You can either share the other half with a loved one or store it in the fridge to enjoy later!
  2. Frozen bananas are excellent for making smoothies. Not only do they make the smoothies cold and refreshing without the need for ice cubes, but they also give them a wonderful creamy texture. To prepare them ahead of time, peel off the skin and cut them into chunks. Store them in the freezer so you can use them as a natural sweetener when exploring other flavors of smoothies!
  3. If you don't have Greek yogurt at home, you can replace it with nonfat or low fat dairy milk or nut-based milk.
  4. If you want to increase the protein content in this shake, simply add a scoop of protein powder. Typically, this adds around 15 grams of extra protein per serving, although the exact amount may vary depending on the type of protein powder you purchase.

Nutrition Facts per serving (1/2 smoothie)

Calories: 132  |   Total fat: 1.5 g   |   Sat fat: 0.5 g   |   Sodium: 22.5 mg   |   Total Carbohydrate: 23.5g   |   Sugars: 13.5g   |   Dietary Fiber: 5.5g   |   Protein: 7.5 g

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