Spinach Protein Smoothie (Teenage Boy-Approved, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 11, 2018

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SPINACH PROTEIN SMOOTHIE: Wildly vibrant green and full of flavor, this breakfast shake is teenage boy-approved. When breakfast seems like too much trouble or your teen wants to leave the house without, this smoothie comes to the rescue.

You know when teenage boys start sharing a recipe, it has to be not only good, but downright epic.

So when my son’s good friend told him he had the “best protein shake…EVER,” it was only a matter of time until the friend texted a snapshot of the ingredient list to my son.

Boom, done, it had to be made.

“What do you want for breakfast,” I asked, innocently, this morning, thinking he would have his usual scrambled eggs, or maybe a bowl of cereal. Teenage boys live on cereal.

“Cameron sent me a smoothie recipe, so I want that,” came the voice from under the covers.

“Do I have the ingredients?” I asked, imagining some fancy chia seeds or whatnot on the list.

“I would bet you have every single thing,” he said.

And I did!

Teenage Boy Protein Smoothie -- green spinach banana smoothie in a glass on a marble background

Let’s make a Spinach Protein Smoothie, shall we?

Spinach Protein Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serevs 1-2

Spinach Protein Smoothie

SPINACH PROTEIN SMOOTHIE: Vibrant green and full of flavor, this breakfast shake is teenage boy-approved.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder {We like Natures Plus Unsweetened Spiru-Tein Simply Natural Original Vanilla which is gluten-free, non-GMO, and made from rice, pea and soy proteins}
  • 1 (5- to 6-ounce) container vanilla yogurt
  • Dollop peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2-3 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves
  • A squirt of agave or honey, if desired
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Water as needed


  1. Add all ingredients to blender, and begin to whirl, adding small amounts of water as needed for blending. Blend on high speed until well combined, adding as much water as you need to make it pourable.
  2. Serves 1-2, depending on appetites.


Recipe source: Cameron Bendetti


Please forgive my cruddy photo of this smoothie. The sun wasn’t even up when I took this cell phone picture. But after I tasted the drink, I knew you had to have the recipe, so I beg your photo forgiveness.

Ingredient list for Spinach Protein Smoothie on ShockinglyDelicious.comHere’s the ingredient list, as texted by friend Cameron. 😉

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Centipede June 29, 2018 at 5:59 am

thanks for the recipe i will try it at home


Krista May 21, 2018 at 6:56 am

I do love a good smoothie! This one sounds like one I will love!


Dorothy Reinhold May 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm

It is on repeat here!


Catalina May 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

Love all things spinach! And so healthy!


Sandra | A Dash of Sanity May 20, 2018 at 7:58 am

It looks super healthy and delicious!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert May 19, 2018 at 11:53 pm

Healthy means I can eat more, right?


Dorothy Reinhold May 20, 2018 at 5:55 am

Works for me!


I Heart Naptime May 19, 2018 at 6:16 am

Looks like a great, healthy smoothie for breakfast!


Michelle @ The Complete Savorist May 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm

This looks so good and sounds really healthy! I’m definitely making this soon.


Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife May 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm

I am currently trying to get healthy and I need more protein in my morning shakes! Can’t wait to try this one!


Kimberly April 13, 2018 at 11:50 am

Huge smoothie fan here and that looks right up my alley!


Katerina @ diethood .com April 13, 2018 at 7:53 am

I love how healthy and delicious this is!!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert April 13, 2018 at 6:59 am

Looks so perfect! Definitely a must try!


Des April 12, 2018 at 9:02 pm

What a great way to start the day.


Dorothy Reinhold April 13, 2018 at 11:41 am

My teenaged son asked for another one today. He even drove to the store last night to make sure we had spinach for it. That is dedication!


Delaney | Melanie Makes April 12, 2018 at 7:35 pm

This is a great breakfast!


Lauren @ Hall Nesting April 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

If it’s teenage boy approved you think it’s toddler approved 😉


Dorothy Reinhold April 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm



Stephanie April 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm

This sounds great! We have everything here already as well, I’ll have to see if my smoothie-loving boys want one tomorrow.


Dorothy Reinhold April 12, 2018 at 6:14 pm

My teenager just inhaled this one!


Candy April 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm

We do a ton of smoothies. The protein we use comes from the cheese I make or the leftover whey we freeze in ice cube trays. We can add vanilla when we make it.


Dorothy Reinhold April 12, 2018 at 6:14 pm

Whey protein….smart!


I Heart Naptime April 12, 2018 at 10:39 am

So excited for smoothies now that Spring has arrived! This looks healthy & delicious!


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