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Spinach orange smoothie

Spring is in the air and for some of us, so is the urge to clean. Instead of focusing all of that energy on the house and the yard, put some of it to use on your own body and treat yourself to this spinach orange smoothie. Add in some hemp seeds for protein, and you’ll be feeling great all day long.

spinach orange smoothie

Both spinach and orange are good sources of choline, which helps improve mental function, and vitamin C. They are also considered antioxidant and anti-cancer foods, making this spinach orange smoothie great for staying healthy. A little bit of fresh banana helps to thicken the smoothie while also adding in potassium and vitamin B6.

If enjoying this spinach orange smoothie in the morning or as a snack, include a tablespoon of hemp seeds to add protein. If you’ve never heard of hemp seeds before, they are an easy to digest complete protein source that are great for adding to smoothies, salads and even desserts. They can be found at health food stores such as Whole Foods or ordered online. I’ve even seen them sold in bulk at Costco.

spinach orange smoothie recipe

Spinach orange smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1 navel orange, peeled
  • 1/2 banana, peeled
  • 1 cup tightly packed organic spinach
  • 1/4 cup coconut water, adjusted as desired
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, optional
  • Ice
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender with a few ice cubes and blend on high to combine.
  2. Add more coconut water as desired to reach desired consistency for smoothie.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Since all of these ingredients are available year round, you’ll be able to enjoy this spinach orange smoothie whenever you want. However, as different types of orange come into season throughout the year, try using those instead of regular navel oranges to switch things up a bit. Cheers to good health!

Meet the Author | Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres is the founder and chief cocktail creator at She always wanted to be a bartender and is finally getting that chance in her own kitchen. When not taste testing new spirits or shaking up cocktails, she can be found working on her food and drink photography, tending her garden or taking a nap. She lives in the biggest little city of Reno, Nevada with her whiskey loving husband, two daughters and a fully stocked liquor cabinet.

  • March 10, 2014

    Yum! I am ADDICTED to green smoothies, and will definitely have to try this one out! You should try using a frozen banana, too- it makes the consistency so delicious!


  • March 12, 2014

    I think my kid would even drink this!

  • Sharon
    September 15, 2014

    Just tried this and I must admit that it tasted great. What kind of blender do you use to get it so smooth? I’m using a Ninja and my spinach didn’t blend evenly.

  • Mona
    January 21, 2015

    Sharon, the trick is to mix the spinach with the liquid first, and then blend the rest.

  • mandy
    May 21, 2015

    I have just done this recipe and added apricot gorgeous

  • Anthony
    January 28, 2016

    Should i boild the spinach ?

  • Jennifer
    January 28, 2016

    What is the nutritional information for this?

  • Nicola
    January 28, 2016

    This recipes is gorgeous. I added some Amaranth Seeds instead of the Hemp.
    Has a lovely nutty hit to it.

  • J
    February 21, 2016

    This would be great if I could actually print the recipe.

  • Cindi
    April 12, 2016

    This is so delecious.

  • Al
    May 10, 2016

    Is this smoothie recipe good for Diabetics? I’ve made it several times, but not sure if it’s good for my condition. Please advise….If anything how many carb’s in this smoothie?

  • Lucie
    May 23, 2016

    New to smoothies in general but gave it a try for breakfast on the go. The fruit blends are ok but my first green smoothie and I am in love, this is my new breakfast smoothie! Thank you x

  • August 7, 2016

    This was delicious! But I didn’t have any coconut water or an orange, so I substituted 1 cup orange juice and I also added a little more banana. It was amazing!


  • Raquel
    August 11, 2016

    I tried my first green smoothie today! It was so much better than I thought it would be!
    I used valencia orange (it is quite juicy but I don’t know if it’s as sweet as navel) and instead of the hemp seeds I used a bit of sunflower and chia seeds. My husband also managed to drink a bit (which is saying a lot because he barely eats salad, let alone drinking green stuff). It didn’t convince my 2 year old, maybe next time i’ll put the whole banana for extra sweetness.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Sara
    March 5, 2017

    Can i susbstitue coconut water with simple water?

  • May 5, 2017

    Hi Sassy Moms – can I substitute spinach with kale? I’d like to get as much vitamins in there as possible 🙂
    PS: I featured this recipe on my danish blog at – also used your picture, hope you don’t mind -else, please let me know

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