This creamy strawberry spinach smoothie is a healthy recipe inspired by my favorite springtime salad! Dairy-free and vegan-friendly.
After my week of blogging detox, I'm feeling fresh, rejuvenated, and ready to rock the chakra out of this blog post!
..or maybe that's just my afternoon tea sesh talking.
Whether it's the fact that winter is lingering around far past it's welcome (it snowed...again), the fact that I'm going to Puerto Rico in less than a month (!!) or my everlasting love of salads, I am 10 times ready for Spring to effen sprung already.
So I thought we could all make like a leaf and turn ourselves green with salad-inspired smoothies. You know, show our love to the Spring Gods who can rain their iced coffees and flip flops upon us.
My aunt Melissa makes this killer strawberry spinach salad with crumbled goat cheese, fresh sliced strawberries, and candied walnuts that everyone always devours. It now makes it's appearance at nearly every family gathering, but tastes especially good under a blanket of springtime sunshine.
Or in....liquid form?! I didn't go SO cray cray on you and add goat cheese to this smoothie madness, but don't think it didn't pass my mind. Instead, I added my dear friend avocado to bring it's sulky cream-ness to this smoothie party.
And a little dabba apple cider vinegar in place of a full-blown vinaigrette. It's tart and tanginess makes this feel like you're actually drinking a strawberry spinach salad...in the best way possible...Like really guys, it's good. You want Spring soon don't you?!
Creamy Strawberry Spinach Smoothie
- Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
- 1 ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup strawberries, frozen
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
- handful fresh spinach
- Add ingredients to blender, and blend on high until smooth.
- Top with additional chia seeds and strawberry slices if desired.
- Category: breakfast, smoothies
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Make it a great day!
What's your favorite Springtime food?
Iced coffee, tank tops, or flip flops? All the coffee. All the time.
Ooooh. We do this here BUT Id never ever thought of adding in the Apple cider vinegar!!!
We will try this morning and I will let you know if we can taste a difference!
I think it adds a bit of a zing, which I am a big fan of. Let me know what you think!
i make something similar almost every morning! frozen strawberries are the rest and you can't even taste the spinach (good for me since i am not a huge fan of veggies)!
Great minds definitely think alike! 😀
Hmm, I don't have avocado at home, but I might try a simpler version of this recipe later today or tomorrow.
Awesome! Let me know how it turns out if you try it!
Yes yes yes!! I love how you transformed a favorite salad into a smoothie. This is beautiful and I will try it ad soon as I can get my hands on good berries!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
I do love the strawberry spinach salad combo but have not tried it in a smoothie how creative
I looove adding avocado to smoothies. The extra creaminess is just perfect. Lemon probably gives this an extra bright and fresh flavor too!
That looks amazing! And the salad your Aunt makes sounds crazy good too! I love the texture avocado adds to smoothies... So dreamy creamy!
Dreamy creamy is right my friend. If salad milkshake actually sounded appetizing, that's what I would call this, haha!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Such a simple classic for the season!
Lovely recipe! We went to Puerto Rico in February last year and it was one of the best vacations that I have taken. We stayed in Old San Juan for the first half and then hit the beach for the second half! Enjoy
Ah so awesome! Did you do a recap on your blog of your trip?
Well that just looks super delish! And yes, yes yes to iced coffee, tanks and flip flops -- that's pretty much year-round style in austin.
I am jealous of that wardrobe! I'm still rocking the 7 layers look, going strong. 🙂
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
i have never tried spinach + strawberry together in the smoothie, sounds delicious@
My spring favorites are all the seasonal fruits and vegetables. So many yummy ones this time of year.
If only i'd stop snowing here maybe they'd start growing, haha!
I love adding spinach to my smoothies, it's such an easy way to sneak more veggies into my diet 🙂
So true! If it's not a salad, chances are I have my spinach in a smoothie. 🙂
rachel @ Athletic Avocado
The creaminess looks spot-on on this one! So delish!
Ellyn @ In Fitness and In Health
Fave summer salad turned smoothie recipe?! Love it! There are so many summer recipes I'm finding, and this will definitely be added to my must-make list! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers
I have everything I need to make this in the fridge right now. Hello dessert!!