Add More Fruits And Veggies To Your Diet With A Strawberry Banana & Veggie Smoothie

Like most people, I don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. I like fruit and vegetables, but most days I tend to nosh on something else. In an effort to eat more good stuff, I started making myself a daily veggie smoothie. I used to make just a basic strawberry banana smoothie, but over time I have started adding veggies to my smoothies and now a Strawberry Banana and Veggie Smoothie is my go-to choice for lunch every day. 

Strawberry Banana And Veggie Smoothie
To kick off the new year, I partnered with Coca-Cola, the makers of Simply Juice, to share a healthy Strawberry Banana and Veggie Smoothie recipe.

My smoothie experiment started in the fall, and by Christmas it was time to replace my very old, very worn out blender. Now I am ready to face a new year with a healthy new lunch routine that includes a pile of fruits and veggies. A cup of vegetables and three cups of fruit to be exact – that’s a lot of goodness packed into lunch.

The CDC estimates that only 13.1% of American adults eat enough fruits and only 8.9% eat enough vegetables. Adding something as simple and tasty as a smoothie can help you get closer to the daily recommended two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables. Not only is it great for your overall health, but filling up on fruits and veggies is better for your waistline too.

Some people enjoy yogurt or milk-based smoothies, but I get enough dairy in my diet already and prefer straight fruit and veggie smoothies. So I use Simply Juice orange juice as a base to created my Strawberry Banana and Veggie Smoothie. (And sometimes Simply Juice orange banana – yum!) 

Simply Orange Smoothie

Strawberry Banana & Veggie Smoothie

I love adding spinach to smoothies because you can’t taste it and green leafy veggies! Even my daughters will happily drink this veggie smoothie. Surprisingly, you really can’t taste the carrot either. So many great vitamins packed into this yummy strawberry banana and veggie smoothie!  


  • 3/4 cup Simply Orange Juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 heaping scoop powdered peanut butter** (substitute creamy peanut butter)
  • 8 – 10 frozen strawberries


Layer in your blender the juice, solids, frozen strawberries and peanut butter. Then blend until smooth and enjoy.

PS – I puffy heart my new Blentec blender

Veggie Smoothie
** Powdered peanut butter is my favorite smoothie discovery. It is peanut butter without oil. Crushed peanuts, salt and sugar — that’s it. It is perfect for smoothies because it gives you the protein and the taste without the extra fat and calories from oil.

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You can find Simply Juice at Albertsons, and be sure to save your receipt! When you purchase Simply Orange or Odwalla or Fairlife milk products at your local Albertsons or Safeway stores by March 24, 2016, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 1000 Misfit Shine Fitness + Sleep Monitors. For more info, visit the Start Smart. Stay Active. Keep Fit. promotion. #StartSmart2016

Simply Orange Albertsons
Strawberry Banana Veggie Smoothie tall
This blog post was sponsored by Coca-Cola but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


  1. The smoothie looks great

  2. Smoothies are the easy way to trick kids into eating more fruits and veggies. They don’t even know it is healthy.

  3. Sarah Phillips says:

    This looks like such a healthy and delicious smoothie! I absolutely LOVE Simply Orange. I get a bottle just about every time I stop by the grocery so that I can make smoothies for me and my family. I really like that this smoothie has veggies as well as fruit in it! I’m going to have to pick up some powdered peanut butter now! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Trasina McGahey says:

    Wow, that sounds delicious! I have to say I have never heard of powdered peanut butter though. I def don’t have enough fruits and veggies in my diet.

  5. My wife drinks a smoothie every morning using Juice Plus and Andrew Lessman shakes…she thinks she’s Mrs Rockefeller!

  6. apple blossom says:

    sounds like a yummy smoothie. I’m going to have to try it thanks

  7. We drink Simply Orange Juice (with lots of PULP) all the time. This Strawberry Banana & Veggie Smoothie sounds and looks delicious!! Pinned this so I can make this for my grandkids. This will be one of the ways I can get them to get some fruit & veggies in them & they never have to know!!!

  8. cassandra martz says:

    That looks delicious. I never heard of powdered peanut butter before.

  9. My wife drinks smoothies at lunch everyday and she is always looking for new recipes to mix things up. Definitely going to show her this one, it has a nice balance!

  10. I must try this.. so easy

  11. Shannon S. says:

    Sounds yummy and looks easy to make, perfect

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