Orange Spinach Green Smoothie

///Orange Spinach Green Smoothie

Orange Spinach Green Smoothie

This is a super easy green smoothie to make with only 2 main ingredients so not much shopping to do.

I love a green smoothie for breakfast.

Oranges are full of good nutrition (lots of vitamin C), low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, and is rich in dietary fiber and pectin. Pectin has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol. 

Ingredients:

1 large orange, peeled and chopped into pieces
2 cups spinach
Clean water

Directions:

  1. Start with blending oranges till liquified.
  2. Then add spinach slowly till blended in.
  3. Add just enough pure water to be able to add more spinach.
  4. Blend till smooth; use the liquefy button on the blender.
  5. Drink immediately.

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By | 2017-10-29T15:40:24+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Green Smoothies, Recipes|37 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

37 Comments

  1. sarah September 22, 2012 at 9:01 am

    wow sonuds bitter. But ill try. Thanks!!!!!!

  2. Diana Herrington September 22, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Sarah, if you are worried about that then the first time use 1 cup of spinach. Taste it and see if it would be ok to add more. I do not find it bitter at all but we all have different taste buds. It is important that you enjyoy it…..we need to enjoy all of our food.

  3. Janet October 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I love this recipe because it’s so easy and tasty! I did not find it bitter at all, but my oranges were not very sweet, so I few times I’ve thrown in a handfull of red grapes.

  4. Jen McCarthy January 29, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Spinach is such a healthy food to eat and is so very economical. There’s a lot of nutrition per dollar of spinach.

    We enjoy spinach in a variety of ways but one of the kids has a hard time with it but loves it in smoothies like this.

  5. Christine Farrell March 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I love the sound of the orange with spinach. Will definitely be giving this a try.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Margaret March 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Looks great.
    Will give it a whirl.
    Many thanks
    Regards
    Margaret

  7. ihsan March 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Dear Diana ,
    I had rather cooking spinach prior to blending ..thanks

  8. Diane June 4, 2013 at 10:49 am

    If your worried about it not being sweet enough add a few dates.

  9. Andre July 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    That’s a great combination. I also like tomato with apple juice! It’s really healthy!

  10. Wendy Parker August 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    very good! I am collecting recipes good for seniors. Time to look into a financial supplement and serving God. I have been gardening for seniors for years but getting too senior myself. I love the folks and good smoothies that address their health needs would be a labor of love.

  11. Neon Johnson September 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Orange and Spinach is a great idea I will be trying that soon Thank you for all the great information you share.We can all be healthier

  12. gloria October 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Hello Diana,
    thank you so much for the recipe. I am trying to find a healthy breakfast solution for tomorrow morning. Trying to decide between the apple green smoothie and this one. Just one question – will adding some (soaked) seeds (pepitas, sunflower, flax, sesame, poppie, etc.) or nuts or maybe ginger root will spoil the nutritional benefits?
    cheers,
    Gloria

  13. Diana Herrington October 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Gloria, that will work. I often put soaked nuts or seeds in but maybe not sesame or poppy. ginger is a great addition.

  14. Brenda Allison November 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Can frozen (thawed) spinach be used or does it have to be fresh spinach?

  15. Diana Herrington November 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Frozen just is not so good but I do know some people use it. I would not.

  16. Joao February 11, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Cool, very nice!
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Taylor April 8, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Very nice!
    I love spinach!

  18. life April 12, 2015 at 5:48 am

    hi Diana!
    just wanted to clear weather raw spinach is good for hashimoto disease.

  19. Bruno April 29, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks Diana for Sharing, Great Post !!

  20. Drk July 16, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    very good idea, I love orange juice and spinach, are two great ingredients for health. Thanks for the tip

  21. Sampaio October 2, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Delicious.. Nice recipe.

  22. Daron December 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    I will test this…

  23. curso de reiki March 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Nice recipe!
    I will try next weekend with my girlfriend!
    Thanks for share! =D

  24. Justin June 22, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Aweeeeesooomeeee!!

  25. Lucas July 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Cool very nice! Thanks for sharing, love this blog s2

  26. Rafa November 1, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Hey Diana, thanks for sharing this! Its so delicious! I loved it =D

  27. Fabiana Amaral November 29, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Parece que fica muito bom, vou fazer

  28. Bree January 4, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I have literally just made this.
    I used
    2 cups baby spinach
    3 oranges
    Handful of ice cubes, (its 31 degrees Celsius here)
    Dash of water.

    Yum!

  29. Diana Herrington January 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Bree, YUM! Sounds delicious.

  30. Deb February 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Freeze the orange segments night before – makes it cold. Also can add a bit of vanilla extract or tiny bit of honey. I also add 1/3 C of GF oatmeal to hold off the hunger. It satisfies me all morning.

  31. Diana Herrington February 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Deb, that sounds yummy. One thing to note is that the digestive system prefers warm or room temperature beverages and food as it doesn’t challenge it to work so hard to get to body temperature to digest it.

  32. Jason Taylor March 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I have been drinking this for a while. The difference being that i use carton orange juice rather than oranges and water. I assume that this is ok but maybe not quite at nutritious? I sometimes add a small orange for texture

  33. Rebeca June 23, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Delicious and nutritious! Left me with the will, I want to make this recipe.

  34. deivson June 30, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I loved the recipe, thanks for the tips

  35. Tania July 27, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Delicious!!! I did without knowing it actyually is a smothie… Lovely. Will be drinking this everytime i have thw ingridients

  36. Ricardo July 28, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Cool, very nice!
    Thanks for sharing.

  37. Lucas September 30, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Their recipes are incredible, simple to make, super salubrious, and besides, they do not spend much time on their work and thank you for sharing.

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