If you're looking for a super healthy smoothie that will help you chase the winter bugs away then this green ginger smoothie is just what you need. Made with spinach, ginger, apple, banana and kiwi fruit it's the best green smoothie ever!
This fruity green ginger smoothie has become my go-to smoothie this autumn and I know I'll be drinking it throughout the winter too. I just love ginger in a smoothie and a few weeks ago I shared my tropical ginger smoothie.
That one is delicious but I don't buy pineapples and mangos every week. I do buy apples, bananas and kiwi fruit. So that makes this my everyday ginger smoothie. I'm not just saying that, I really do make this smoothie almost every day.
It may be my everyday smoothie but it's not at all everyday in flavour. The ginger gives it a spicy kick. The banana, apple and kiwi fruit give it a delicious fruity taste. And the spinach? Well the spinach makes it green.
Can you taste the spinach?
Spinach is such a mild green that although you can taste it, the fruit and ginger are the main flavours. That makes this a perfect smoothie to start with if you haven't added spinach to a smoothie yet. I hate to say it as I love ginger in smoothies but if you don't like ginger you could miss it out and still have a tasty green smoothie.
Will a smoothie habit help prevent colds?
I mentioned in my previous post that for the last couple of winters I've suffered with lots of colds and I'm hoping that my ginger smoothie habit is going to change that this year. It may be mainly psychological but this really does make me feel healthier and more energetic as I drink it.
I know it's still early but so far I haven't had a cold. If you're a regular blog reader I will let you know if it really works. Or at least if I have fewer colds than last year. I'm also making this orange smoothie with carrot and ginger for a bit of a change too!
My smoothie maker
The smoothie maker I use is the NUTRiBULLET 1000 Series Blender 9-Piece Set with Smart Technology. I've been using it for about a month now and love it as it's easy to clean, powerful enough to blitz tough ingredients like ginger and it's also affordable. So far I'm really happy with it.
More smoothie recipes
If you like this smoothie then why not try one of these smoothie recipes:
- Strawberry mango and ginger smoothie
- Red berry smoothie with banana and ginger
- Apple and Cinnamon Smoothie
- Matcha and banana smoothie
- Vita Coco banana blueberry and spinach smoothie
- Orange, cranberry and ginger smoothie
Fruity Green Ginger Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 apple peeled and cored
- 1 kiwi fruit peeled
- 1 teaspoon root ginger
- 1 handful spinach
- 200 ml cold water
- Put all the ingredients in a blender. I use a Nutribullet.
- Blitz for 1 minute
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I love how brilliantly vibrant green this smoothy is! What a refreshing - and beautiful - way to start the day!
Thanks Julie! I love this particular smoothie.
What a great way to incorporate some greens into our daily routine! Especially with the holidays being here, I need to have this very often!
I need to drink some more of them too! I was drinking it every day but for the last couple of days I've been slacking a bit. Need to get back into it!
I love adding fresh ginger to all of my smoothies. It's such a game changer!
I couldn't agree more! I put it in all mine too now.
Kate - gluten free alchemist
I love my NutriBullet and Your smoothie looks and sounds gorgeous.... Interestingly, I have not added fresh ginger before.... I must give it a try! x
Oh fresh ginger is amazing in a smoothie. I love it but then I do really like ginger!
This sounds so good, especially right about now! I'm feeling the cold already and want to stay on top of being preventative this winter! Thank you!
Wow. This looks divine! I think I'm going to need this refreshing smoothie to keep my energy up this holiday season!
It's a good choice! I always feel energized after drinking it.
Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
I have to admit, I've never tried a green smoothie! I do love that you included ginger in this one though. Great way to add even more health benefits into an already healthy drink
Thanks! The good thing about this green smoothie is that it isn't just vegetables so you still get the sweetness of the fruit. It's probably a good one to start with, especially if you like ginger.
This is a really refreshing sounding smoothie! I would love one of these after my workouts!
Thanks Amy! I'm so pleased you like it.
In a season of baked sugary things, this green ginger smoothie is a refreshing change of scenery! Looks so amazing. Pretty sure I need to detox with this one!
Yes, it's great to have something that feels healthy along with all the sweet treats at this time of year!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
i keep ginger on hand all the time to help me with cold too..its great for tea and smoothies. love this version with all the green ingredients too.
I love ginger tea too. It is just so good in winter. I'm also trying to eat lots of garlic to really stay fit and healthy!
What a bright and delicious looking smoothie! Perfect way to combat winter blues
Im fighting a cold now.... Im going to try this just because it has so much good stuff in it! Put everything on the grocery list as I type this! thanks
I hope it works for you! I'm drinking this all the time and still haven't got a proper cold, although I do sometimes feel I might be about to get one. So far I've fought them off!
This is an awesome recipe, I bookmarked it to try soon. Found you on Cook blog share.
I hope you like it Sadhna!
Sorry, Corina, in a hurry I wrote I found you on cook blog share, I should have written this recipe, LOL, I am growing old.
as green smoothies go this sounds good I really must try it. I like ginger too so will try your other one too. Both sound delicious.
Thanks Jacqui! I hope you like them.
I love ginger! :] Can't wait to try this out! So many delicious fruits, and I love adding spinach to my smoothies!
I hope you like it Farrah! Ginger is my favourite smoothie ingredient right now!
Oh I love this! Me and my hubs usually mix frozen kale, bananas, ginger and the rest is whatever we can find but I love the idea of kiwi!!! It is one of my favorite fruits and I never buy it!? I am making one tomorrow morning and will grab kiwi and apples too at the grocer on my way home. Great idea!
I hope you like it. I haven't used kale in a smoothie yet but I am planning to soon. Sometimes I miss the kiwi out if I don't have any and yesterday I used raspberries instead. It tasted great but wasn't a very appetising colour!
These look delicious! And so healthy for you!
Thanks Beth! I always feel healthy when I drink one of these too.
How wonderfully green! I really love ginger smoothies, they are so refreshing. Thank you for sharing with Eat Your Greens!
You're welcome and thanks for hosting!
Love it, and if you cannot taste the spinach I might give it to my boys everyday. I am going to try it
I hope they like it! I struggle with getting my kids to drink my smoothies whatever I put in them, although hopefully by the end of this winter I'll have managed it. They happily drink the bought ones!
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
Ahhh Nutribullet! I have been thinking of getting one for smoothies, too. I have a blender, but I've heard that Nutribullet gives you a smoother texture. This one looks so good. I need a glass! 😀
I love my Nutribullet Jhuls, especially after a few years of just using a stick blender! The texture is really smooth and the one I've got is definitely powerful enough although you can get even more powerful ones.
Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie
Hubby and I have been having a smoothie every morning for our breakfast lately, so we are always on the lookout for new recipes - we've done similar things before, but not added ginger - definitely need to try that! Fingers crossed your new smoothie habit keeps the colds away this year! Eb x
I hope you like the ginger in it! I may be biased as I love ginger but I think it's just so good in a smoothie. x
This is a lovely combination of fruit and veg, Corina, thank you for bringing it to #CookBlogShare:) Shared!
Thanks Monika and thanks so much for hosting!
Jo @ Jo's Kitchen Larder
You are really tempting me with your smoothies Corina lol! I know I should make more effort to give myself a bit of vitamin boost especially at this time of year and what better way to do this than with a healthy smoothie. I just need to pick up some kiwis and will be ready to go! 🙂 x
Let me know if you like it Jo! I love this smoothie but I'm actually the only one in my house who drinks it. My hubby's not quite so keen on ginger as I am and he prefers to stick to just fruit in his smoothies, even though you can actually hardly taste the spinach! x
This flavor combo sounds like the perfect, refreshing way to start the day!
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
OMG, the color—just STOP!! I can't wait to try this: apart from the vibrant color, this is incredibly easy to make. I haven't been on the smoothie bandwagon, but that's about to change!
Oh Michelle I'm so pleased you like it! I do like smoothies at the moment and especially this week as I'm eating quite a bit of Halloween chocolate so I need something healthy too!
I love ginger in fruit smoothies, it gives a little zing and freshness. I will definitely be adding this to my arsenal of smoothie recipes. Thanks!
Ginger is just so good in smoothies, isn't it? I'll have to have a look for some more smoothie recipe ideas using it.
Amy | The Cook Report
Mmm love that bright colour!
Thanks Amy! It's funny but I love green smoothies now but a few years ago I would never have wanted to try one.
This is such an Healthy and quick smoothie .. me and my family love smoothies and I am going to give this a try soon!
I hope you like it as much as I do Soniya! I am a total addict where this particular smoothie is concerned. I've even been known to make it instead of a coffee when I need a pick-me-up!
We drink smoothies a lot so I am always looking for new inspiration. Love this flavor combo!
Thanks Julia! I make this one all the time and should really mix things up a bit but all the ingredients just work so well together.