[tweetmeme source=”VeganChickie”] Spinach is a great ‘green’ ingredient to work with when you’re just starting out on green smoothies. It is especially good if you plan on making smoothies for your children because of all the leafy greens I’ve tried, it has the least strong flavour so your smoothie will taste much more fruity than if you use other types of green leafy vegetables.

You’ll notice over the course of Green Smoothie month here on Vegan Chickie that I consistently put ground chia seeds in my smoothies, this is a totally optional ingredient, personally I try to use chia seeds as much as possible because they have so many nutritional benefits but if you don’t have them it’s not a problem at all.

Spinach & Peach Smoothie


3 handfuls spinach leaves
1 banana, peeled
1 navel orange, peeled
1 peach, pit removed
1/2 cup water
1 tbs ground chia seeds


1. Place your fruit in the blender, add water and blend until smooth, add your ‘greens’ and blend again until smooth. Add your chia seeds and blend until they are mixed through. Serve.

Amounts above will be enough for 2 smoothies.

NOTE: The amount of water you use will depend on how thick you like your smoothie, I just use enough to get the blender going nice and fast, if you like your mixture to be less thick, add more water.


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