A quick, easy and surprisingly delicious vegan pick-me-up that makes the most of raw superfoods and protein-rich soy. I make one of these healthy treats for myself every morning for breakfast, and it powers me all the way until lunch. I love the mild sweetness of the banana, but if you want it sweeter you could add sugar. I've also added different things like fresh ginger, cinnamon, apple, or any number of other things. Raw vegans can substitute raw almond milk for the soy. Feel free to experiment with different flavors, and enjoy the pure energy that comes from eating delicious and good-for-you food!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Blend soy milk and spinach leaves together in a blender until smooth. Add banana and pulse until thoroughly blended.

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Cook's Notes:

You can substitute vanilla soy milk for the plain soy milk, if desired.

Most of us know how good spinach is for you. But let's be honest, no one wants to eat nothing but spinach salad every day. Bananas are truly a miracle food because you won't even taste the spinach in this smoothie! It's a great way to reap all the nutrition benefits of fresh spinach without even knowing you're eating it.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 47.1g; fat 4.8g; sodium 143.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2015
I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of the soy milk, but cut it down to 2/3 cup. I also froze the banana before using. I added a half scoop of vanilla protein powder as well as a couple tablespoons of almond butter. This is probably the tastiest smoothie I have ever had; I could not even taste the spinach. Thanks for a fantastic base recipe that can easily be modified according to your tastes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2016
Strong banana flavour and quite sweet. I prefer Breakfast Banana Green Smoothie. Others have suggested to use blueberries or canned pineapple for a different flavour. I used milk. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2015
I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of the soy milk, but cut it down to 2/3 cup. I also froze the banana before using. I added a half scoop of vanilla protein powder as well as a couple tablespoons of almond butter. This is probably the tastiest smoothie I have ever had; I could not even taste the spinach. Thanks for a fantastic base recipe that can easily be modified according to your tastes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2015
This is very tasty and a good base recipe. I had vanilla almond milk with a touch of honey so I used that. I also had a golden delicious apple to use up and used just a tsp of natural peanut butter. My banana was still a tiny bit green so the banana flavor isn't very strong. I taste NO spinach whatsoever! Every other flavor is represented subtly and it's a wonderful flavor! I was alittle worried because I just have a regular $10 blender that it wouldn't get the pieces small enough to drink but it worked fine. I can't afford a magic bullet or vitamix so I'm glad to know I can still enjoy a smoothie without it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2015
Perfect smoothie to get my morning going. I did as the reviewer suggested and subbed almond milk. I always have bananas in my freezer, so I used a frozen one which made the smoothie icy cold. I'm totally off sugar, so the banana made this smoothie plenty sweet for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2015
I traded soy for regular milk. and added blueberries and protein powder. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2016
Strong banana flavour and quite sweet. I prefer Breakfast Banana Green Smoothie. Others have suggested to use blueberries or canned pineapple for a different flavour. I used milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2015
It comes out great every time. Thanks for sharing! The first time I used unsweetened almond milk, perfect. The second time I didn't have soy milk on hand so I used two percent. You just can't go wrong with this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2018
Wow—this was amazing and uses ingredients I almost always have on hand. What a great way to get extra veggies in. I now make this several times a week so keep frozen strawberries and blueberries on hand...plus old bananas and bags of fresh spinach in the freezer to make the smoothies cold without adding ice. I only use 1/4-1/5 banana to add a touch of sweetness without lots of carbs. And I add 1 TB of a healthy seed mix (chia/flax/hemp) to make it extra filling and add protein, fiber and iron. I use soy milk and two big handfuls of spinach. Thanks for the basic recipe—it’s a winner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2017
This was a very simple smoothie to make and probably good for a newbie in the smoothie department. This was my very first smoothie and I liked it. I would probably add sugar next time (optional suggestion) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2018
I subbed unsweetened almond milk for the soy milk it was really good I will definitely be making it again. Read More
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