Today, we're whipping up a healthy spinach smoothie that's perfect for breakfast or as a light snack. This easy recipe features ginger root, which is known to help digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. So if you're looking for a nutritious drink to help you feel your best, give this Frozen Spinach Smoothie with Ginger Root a try!
Drinking green smoothies is a great way to start your day, and as much as we love green smoothies, getting smoothies right is a different story; follow the steps for this healthy green smoothie recipe, and you will be adding them to your morning routine in no time.
This Ginger Green Smoothie was inspired by our Green Grapefruit smoothie on this site, which also contains greens, ginger, and pears (great for constipation). It pairs well with a tofu scramble to make a perfect nutritious vegan breakfast.
Ginger in smoothies can be tricky, as ginger tends to overpower the rest of the ingredients. The key is to balance it out with other mellow foods so they can all shine.
- Frozen raw spinach
- Ripe pear
- Fresh ginger
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Maple syrup
- Chia seeds
- Pumpkin pie spice (optional)
See the recipe card for quantities.
Peel ginger and place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, beginning with the liquids.
Blend until the pear spinach smoothie is creamy, and serve immediately.
- Frozen Spinach - instead of frozen baby spinach, you can make green smoothies with frozen kale. Make sure you only use the leaves and strip out the stems; otherwise, the ginger smoothie will have an unpleasant sharp flavor. You can also use a power greens blend or any leafy greens.
- Ginger root - use one teaspoon of ginger powder instead.
- Pear - use frozen banana or frozen pineapple chunks (sweet fruit) to make up for the sweetness; plus, they make a fantastic flavor combo on green smoothie recipes.
- Almond milk - any dairy-free milk works here. If you want more protein, use homemade soy milk, and if you want to benefit from the dietary fiber and cholesterol-reducing benefits of oat milk, you can use that. Check out our Oat milk smoothie.
- Chia seeds - feel free to use flax meal instead or skip them. We like adding a tablespoon of seeds to increase the antioxidant, fiber, and healthy fats content of healthy smoothie recipes.
- Spices - instead of pumpkin pie spice mix, you can use cinnamon powder.
Some variations for this tasty green smoothie we often use.
- Maca root - add 1-3 teaspoons of this powerhouse powder. Ginseng is also an adaptogen, a substance that raises the resistance to diseases and also provides emotional health improvements.
- Protein - add a scoop of organic plant-based protein powder (affiliate link) to make this smoothie a post-workout ginger spinach smoothie. You can also use pitted dates or date paste after working out since they help replenish the body faster.
- Tangy - add lime or lemon juice for a citrus note.
Make this spinach ginger smoothie using a high-speed blender such as a nutribullet (affiliate) for best results. A good blender is essential to making a perfect smoothie every time.
See this post-workout smoothie for a plant-protein-powered smoothie.
These Green Ginger Smoothie leftovers will keep in a covered mason jar in the refrigerator for up to one day, though best when fresh.
It is best to use organic frozen fruit to get the best of its health benefits, nutritional value, and taste. If you only have fresh fruit and fresh spinach, you can still enjoy this delicious smoothie. Simply add ice cubes, and you may need to add ½ more plant milk, ½ cup plant-based yogurt, or half an avocado to make it creamy.
Adding ginger to a detox or weight loss spinach smoothie recipe is a great idea because ginger has anti-inflammatory and weight loss properties. (source)
Ginger may also drastically drop blood sugar levels, thus having anti-diabetic properties. (source)
Ginger may also help reduce menstrual pain (source) and chronic indigestions. (source)
Consuming ginger can also help reduce joint pain in people with osteoarthritis. (source)
Ginger can also help fight infections, inhibit the growth of various bacteria (source), and lower cholesterol levels. (source)
Read on: Juice for joint pain » and Watermelon Ginger Smoothie »
If losing weight is part of your fitness goals, we recommend alternating this smoothie with the Pineapple Cucumber Juice for Weight Loss and Celery Juice »
🥤 More spinach green smoothies
Try out our Spinach Blueberry Banana Smoothie and spinach smoothie with pear, two delicious green smoothies powered by the antioxidant power of blueberries.
Love apples? This Spinach Apple Smoothie has great flavor and is excellent if you want to lose weight because, just like this smoothie, it has a low-calorie count, making it a great detox spinach smoothie to satisfy sweet cravings.
This green smoothie for constipation with apples and carrots can do all the work when things are not flowing!
Include more weight loss-promoting juices and smoothies to your diet by adding a carrot, cucumber, and celery juice, red cabbage juice, pineapple strawberry smoothie, and strawberry banana spinach smoothie to your weekly smoothies and juices weekly line-up for breakfast or pre-work-out snacks.
If you try this spinach smoothie for weight loss, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag a photo #ourplantbasedworld on Instagram. Cheers!
Frozen Spinach Smoothie with Ginger Root
- 1 ½ cup spinach frozen
- 1 pear ripe
- 1 inch ginger fresh knob, or 1 teaspoon ground ginger (2.5 cm)
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or one pitted date
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds or flax meal
- ⅛ pumpkin spice mix or cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder
- 1-2 teaspoons maca powder
- Prepare ingredients and add frozen spinach, pear, almond milk, peeled and chopped ginger, chia seeds, and maple syrup to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- For a thicker smoothie, add more pear or frozen spinach. For a thinner smoothie, add more plant milk or water (it will affect sweetness). Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more pear or maple syrup for sweetness and more plant milk.
- Serve immediately and enjoy cold.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking points to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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This was delicious. I didn't have a pear so I substituted 1/2 Large Honey Crisp Apple. Used fat free milk, frozen spinach, ginger root nob, flax meal and 1 pitted Medjol date. I forgot the pumkin spice. It was still very good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Hey Carla, thanks for your review and sharing your substitutions. Apple goes beautifully with spinach; we use it all the time. We have a superb recipe combining apples, kiwi, and spinach; you might want to check it out for a change. Thanks for your review!
A fantastic recipe! Healthy, easy to follow and turns out so delicious!
this green smoothie turned out so good! i felt so refreshed and ready to take on the day!
Love this spinach smoothie! The ginger gives it a perfect healthy kick! I've been making this every day for breakfast, and I am feeling so energized.
I'm trying to incorporate more smoothies into our morning snack routine and always seem to have frozen spinach on hand. The maple syrup and pumpkin spice add a nice hint of autumn. 🙂
Thank you for trying out frozen spinach smoothie! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the maple syrup and pumpkin spice in the smoothie. Keep coming back for more delicious smoothies!
Thanks for trying out our frozen spinach smoothie nd we are glad you enjoyed the touch of autumn spices! 🙂
I love adding ginger to my smoothies. This spinach one is delicious and such a great nutritious way to start the day. I love the addition of protein powder and chia seeds for protein and healthy fats.
Hi Lucy, we're so glad you enjoy our smoothie with ginger! Adding ginger to your smoothies is a great way to add spice and flavor. We love that you appreciate the addition of extra nutritious ingredients. Thanks for your review!
this smoothie turned out so delicious! love the bold ginger taste!
This is such a healthy and delicious start for the day. I love the vibrant green color and the refreshing taste.
Ginger adds such an awesome zing to a smoothie, not to mention a hefty punch of nutrients and immune-boosting properties! I love this smoothie. It always puts a pep in my step!
Thank you for trying our Yvie Ginger smoothie, Dana! We're so happy to hear that you love it. Ginger is a great addition to flavor and added nutrients. Thank you for choosing us; we hope you'll continue enjoying our recipes!
Such a healthy and delicious way to get a blast of veggies and antioxidants!
This smoothie is so refreshing and delicious! Will be enjoying this often in this heat, thanks!
I enjoyed this spinach smoothie. I used ginger powder but will use a knob of ginger next time!
Loved the ginger in this! We love adding ginger to smoothies to help with inflammation!