Spinach Prune Smoothie

This spinach prune smoothie has banana, chia seeds, lots of spinach and prunes in it for a super healthy, but tasty snack.

This is what my husband came home from Sam’s Club with the other day.

The World's Healthiest Smoothie
3.1 lbs of prunes.

Prunes

When he walked in the door I wanted to ask him if everything was ok in the bathroom department upon seeing this bag.

Turns out however, he just likes prunes for “snacking.” I’m pretty sure I could’ve found about a million other oversized bags of “snacking food” in Sam’s Club before picking prunes but, I guess I should just be happy they’re at least a healthy option.

In an attempt to start and put a dent in this bag I experimented with a spinach, banana and prune concoction. Alternatively titled, The World’s Healthiest Smoothie.

I’m not even going to attempt to dismiss the fact that spinach and prunes are probably two of the most hated “health” foods by the general population. Nor am I going to tell you “oh, you can’t taste the spinach” because here’s the thing about green monsters, to me they always taste “healthy.”

Yeah, you can mask some of the spinach taste with banana and other add-ins but there’s no comparing these smoothies to an all fruit one or something from Jamba Juice. Let’s call a spade a spade, they are a great way to get in some added greens + fruit but, they taste “healthy.”

So, I’m not promising some delicious dessert-y tasting smoothie where you somehow miraculously can’t taste the ingredients that go into it but, it is a pretty damn good tasting “healthy” one.

Who knew spinach + prunes could be such a good combo?

Spinach prune smoohieHealthy green prune smoothie

3.05 lbs to go!

Anyone have a good prune recipe?

Spinach Prune Smoothie
 
This spinach prune smoothie has banana, chia seeds, lots of spinach and prunes in it for a super healthy, but tasty snack.
Author:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of ice
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ¼ cup prunes
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and pulse/puree until smooth.

 

Are you a green monster fan?

What’s one “health” food you can’t get on board with?

Comments

  1. 5

    says

    I like green monsters — honestly I need help in getting in more veggies since I’m not a huge fan of big salads. Getting some spinach in during breakfast seems to be easy enough.

    I love prunes. I really like their taste, too bad dried fruit doesn’t always sit well with me so I don’t buy them anymore.

  2. 6

    says

    I think I might be a weirdo like Ulysses. I really like prunes. I always used to ask for them as snacks from my mom when I was a kid. I should totally buy some this weekend. Maybe they can be my “dessert” while I’m sweets fasting.

  3. 9

    says

    Ooh I love a good green monster! I am one of those wierdos that swears up and down you can’t taste the greens! :D I do agree that one from jamba is much tastier though!!! Not a massive fan of prunes… I think the name puts me off!? Strange I know!

    • 12

      Running to the Kitchen says

      After I posted this, I took a second look and thought “umm…that kinda looks like a roach attached to the glass” Oops!

  4. 16

    says

    My smoothies are always purple… I know they should be green >_< but my purple smoothie addiction is a hard habit to break..

    Does oatmeal count as a "health" food? Because if so, I could eat it for every meal. Om nom.

    • 17

      Charlotte says

      Depends on how you make it: with only water, cinnamon, nuts and a mashed banana, sure!

      Oatmeal the decadent way is probably not healthy at all: milk, butter, cashews, cinnamon, maple syrup…mm…so good, though.

      Have you had oatmeal as a savory side? I made some with low-sodium soy sauce, onion and chives.

  5. 18

    says

    Hi! I just came across you blog today and love it :) You’ve just said something that’s been on my mind for a while – yes I CAN taste the spinach in green mosnters! For a while I wondered what I was doing wrong, since everyone else seemed able to mask the flavor! Not that it’s a bad flavor, but you’re right, there’s no denying that “healthy” taste!

    I looooove me some prunes (best eaten dipped in sunflower butter), so I’ll definitely be making this smoothie soon. Thanks for the recipe!

    • 19

      Running to the Kitchen says

      oooh that sounds good. I love dates + almond butter so prunes + nut butter would probably be delicious as well!

  6. 20

    says

    Yeah unfortunately I’ve never been able to enjoy a green monster, even though everyone swears by them. I love me some spinach, but I prefer it steamed, stir-fried, in a lasagna, or fresh in a salad. I love almost any kind of fruit smoothie but making it green just feels weird, and makes it less appetizing-looking, to me.

    If I were using prunes I would cocoa the heck out of that and maybe put in some carob chips or maybe some chai spices. Healthy chocolate milkshake?

  7. 22

    says

    Wow this one sounds interesting, I think I’ll need to give it a try! Thank you for the recipe!

    I dont think i’ve even touched a prune in forever :) but i do love spinach in my smoothies!

  8. 24

    JennC says

    Crazy I know – but i do love prunes:) So happy to see a recipe as opposed to eating them straight out of the bag. Just a quick question about the recipe – do you include a whole banana or leave it out? I didn’t see banana in the ingredients list (juust the name of the recipe)

    • 25

      Running to the Kitchen says

      Oh wow, I totally left it out of the ingredient list, oops! Just added it in, it was 1/2 a frozen banana.Thanks for letting me know!

  9. 27

    says

    I have been making a variation of this smoothie for years. If u are going for pure weight loss benefits then u should take out the almond milk and agave. Number one almond milk will not make your smoothie taste any better and will add calories. Replace almond milk with either a small amount of plain nonfat yogurt an the. Sub the agave with a little dry strawberry banana crystal lite powder (tons of flavor zero extra calories) the yogurts has lots of protein and good cultures for your immune system. If u don’t want to go the. Crystal life route the. Danon lite and fit vanilla yogurt is really tasty and only like 60 calories a cup

  10. 28

    iffy says

    Awesome awesome recipe.
    I altered it bit – I don’t like ice in my smoothies, so I left that out. I used fat-free drinking yoghurt instead of the milk and ground flaxseed instead of chia.
    The taste is so unexpected and so yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. 29

    says

    Excellent way of describing, and fastidious article
    to obtain information on the topic of my presentation topic, which i am going to present in institution of higher education.

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