Green Smoothie with Spinach & Flaxseeds

Green smoothies are easy to make, so delicious and nutritious! I’ve been making my favorite green smoothie with spinach, orange juice and a banana. I decided to switch it up a little bit and add in flaxseeds.

Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Adding flaxseeds to this green smoothie gives you double the fiber, double the protein, increases the amount of vitamin B-6 and vitamin E and provides you with more minerals than you would get if you made this smoothie without those flaxseeds.

This is a very subtle tasting smoothie. The first flavor you’ll taste is the banana followed by the spinach. This smoothie is less sweet than some of the other green smoothies I’ve been posting lately, yet this green smoothie is absolutely delicious, especially since all the flavors really work well together.

Serves one
Makes 1.5 cups

Green Smoothie with Spinach & Flaxseeds Recipe

Ingredients for Green Smoothie with Spinach & Flaxseeds

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds

Start by thoroughly washing your spinach leaves.

Then take out your blender or Vitamix and add in your handful of washed spinach leaves. Also add your banana, 1/2 cup of orange juice, 1/2 cup of water and your two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds to your blender.

Blend on high for a minute or two, until thoroughly mixed. You’ll know when it’s done because your smoothie will have a nice consistency and a little texture from the flaxseeds.

Pour your smoothie from your blender into a glass and enjoy immediately.

Note: You can also use a frozen banana instead of a regular banana if you want a colder, creamier smoothie.

Nutrition Facts

Green smoothie with Spinach & Flaxseeds Nutrition Facts

Green smoothie with Spinach & Flaxseeds Nutrition Facts 2

This green smoothie with spinach and flaxseeds will give you 295 calories, over 1,000 milligrams of potassium and 8 grams of protein. It will also give you 50 grams of your total carbohydrates, 11 grams being dietary fiber.

In terms of vitamins, you’ll receive a substantial amount of four different vitamins. This includes 14% of your daily vitamin E, 54% of your daily vitamin B-6, 114% of your daily vitamin C, and 116% of your daily vitamin A.

One serving of this green smoothie will also provide you with 13 different minerals. Some of those include: 12% of your daily calcium, 17% of your daily riboflavin, 25% of your daily copper, and 56% of your daily folate.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.