Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I have some RIDICULOUSLY fit colleagues. One of my mentors teaches boxing and spinning classes. Several colleagues plan to participate in multiple marathon events this year. Some of my clients also spotlight athletes’ amazing feats.

Inspired by their collective fitness achievements, I recently decided to set my own personal summer goal. I’ve registered to complete my first 10K in July! While fitness has always been a priority for me, I’ve tended to shy away from running races. For me, its always seemed easier to take a dance/aerobics/cardio class or complete a timed workout on the elliptical versus hitting the open road. There’s an extra bit of motivation needed – both mentally and physically – when you don’t have an instructor or a TV show attached to the machine to urge you on. To help prepare for my first 10K, I’ve been following a six-week online training plan. I’ve also been scoping out smoothie recipes.

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie
So for this Fiesta Friday, I present you with my first green smoothie. It’s a Green Strawberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie that features spinach as the leafy greens. (I’ve got kale waiting in the wings to try out sometime soon, too.) The banana provides a creamy texture and the pineapple juice and fresh strawberries lend their natural sweetness to the drink. (Big thanks to Andrea for the strawberry heart inspiration. :) You should check out her recipe for Strawberry White Chocolate Blondies.)

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? Do you have any fitness tips to share with me?

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
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The Makings:

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes

The Sweetness:

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1. Pour 1/3 cup pineapple juice into blender.

2. Slice strawberries and banana and add in blender, followed by 1 cup spinach leaves.

3. Blend mixture until smooth. Next, slowly add in ice cubes in small batches – 2 or 3 at a time. And voila! No extra sweeteners needed.

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

”Fiesta

More Sweetness:
Strawberry Banana Bread  Cranberry Avocado Salsa  Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots
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9 thoughts on “Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  1. Congrats on registering for your first 10K! Road races are so much fun. I stay focused on long distance runs by creating a special playlist. If my goal time is 40 minutes, I’ll make a 40 minute playlist. I also put songs on it that I only listen to while running, so they’re fresh and exciting when I take that first stride. Good luck, lady!

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  2. Wow, well I totally admire your dedication to your fitness goals and this smoothie looks wonderful and refreshing. I wonder how many K it is to run around this food table… Maybe if I just walked around it all night long nibbling on everything, I might just put in 10 k by the time the evening is over… Well, I might now be as dedicated as you, but I will try one of your smoothies because I know they are delicious and healthy too! Thanks so much for bringing this to FF! :D

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  3. Making a green smoothie does sound a bit odd, but it’s so totally worth the effort. Can’t wait to see what you try next. By the way, my one-and-only favourite has spinach and pear and oat milk.

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