Strawberry smoothie with a touch of green

A refreshing smoothie that combines the sweetness of fruit with the power-packed nutrition of leafy greens. This drink is packed with vitamins and minerals to jump start your day or provide an afternoon energy boost.

Strawberry Fields Smoothie

Strawberry Fields Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, or soy milk
1 cup sliced fresh or frozen banana, peeled (about 1 medium banana)
1 cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh mixed greens (spinach, kale leaves, chard, etc.)
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal, optional

Place all ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 8 ounces or 1 cup)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute water in place of non-dairy milk (or half of it).
  • Make sure either the banana or strawberries are frozen so your smoothie is chilled.
  • To freeze bananas, remove peels before placing in freezer. Put in a plastic zip-top bag until completely frozen.
  • Flaxseed meal is a powder made from ground flaxseeds. It is high in fiber and a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Nutrition Facts (calculated using almond milk and flaxseed meal)
Calories per serving: 133
Carbohydrates: 25
Fat: 4
Protein: 3
Sugar: 9

Comments

  1. Darryl Totty says:

    EXCELLENT! I was looking for a smoothie idea and this will be perfect I love strawberry.

  2. Betsy Harvey says:

    So excited to start this Daniel Fast again with you this year! This was so yummy that my 23 month old wanted some and said, “It’s nummy!” We used mixed berries.

    • I’m glad you’re doing the fast again, Betsy. Thanks for sharing how much your family enjoyed the smoothie. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that your little one already appreciates good food. May God bless you richly as you seek Him this year!

  3. What can i use as a substitute for banana, love to eat but not drink?

    • Pineapple is good. Blueberries or peaches would work great. Whatever fruit combo you like. The banana just adds a nice, creamy texture to the smoothie.

  4. Irene Serna says:

    Hello,
    I would like to know where I can find your testimony of your extreme weight loss?

  5. Is there anything you can recommend to add some tartness to smoothies? I’ve tried lemon and it just doesn’t do anything. I’ve tried Crystal Light, but heard that it was not good for you. I’ve also tried true lemon and don’t like the taste of it. I just don’t like my smoothies to taste sweet – I need a little kick. I do plain ones with cinnamon and love this. I guess I’m just a lemon lover!

    • Well, I have to admit, I’ve never had a request for less sweetness with smoothies! ๐Ÿ™‚ You might try pineapple; even though it’s a fruit, it does have a bit of tartness to it. Lime juice is a thought. Grapefruit juice might be too much. Hmmm, maybe someone else has another idea?! I’ll think on it and let you know if I come up with something else. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Tiffany says:

    I make smoothies all the time, but I have never made a green smoothie because I do not like bananas and not a fan of mango. I know both of those fruits are smoothing agents. Since I do not eat bananas, but I’ll try the mango. What other fruit would you suggest as a smoothing agent for making smoothies? P.S. I know dairy is not approved, but I wanted also include that I don’t eat yogurt either.

  7. Steven Gravely says:

    Thank you for this site, it is truly a blessing, this is just my second day on your side, and I’m I impressed, thanks again, God Bless! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Diane Cramer says:

    Kristen, what would you recommend to add additional protein to this smoothie? Thanks for all you do to promote spiritual fasting and healthy eating!

    • Hi, Diane! Great question. You can add almond meal or some other nut-based powder. Another idea is to use a plant-based protein powder. I’ve found a couple that don’t contain any added sugar or other restricted ingredients. Check your local supermarket or health food store (or look online). Read the label carefully, though, to make sure it’s Daniel Fast friendly.

  9. Ruth Colella says:

    Hello Kristen,
    I fasted in January with you. However, as I read your article today, I want to copy the recipes you have placed there but don’t care to copy all the ‘comments, etc’. How do I get ‘just’ the recipe(s)?
    Thank you and God Bless ALL you do while encouraging us in the Lord.
    Ruth