Green Monster Smoothie Muffins

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
These green monster smoothie muffins are pretty fun.

How often do you eat green muffins? Exactly.. it’s not very normal.

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
But I want you to feel really good about eating these because their full of spinach, strawberries and bananas!

They are called smoothie muffins because the basis of a lot of my smoothies consist of a frozen banana, couple handfuls of spinach and some strawberries. We just added in some egg and flour and viola – muffins!

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
Some of you might be skeptical, but don’t let the green color deter you.

You can’t really taste the spinach, but lucky for you, you can know that it’s in there and healthy for you.

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
If you eat these muffins while drinking a green smoothie you get extra bonus points. And room to have some ice cream later.

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 18 mini muffins


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1.5 cups packed baby spinach
  • 4 strawberries
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • spoon full of peanut butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a blender, puree the bananas, spinach, strawberries, and peanut butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, egg, oil, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Pour the smoothie mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Grease a muffin pan (we used a mini muffin pan) or insert paper baking cups into the pan.
  6. Scoop the batter into the pan, filling about three quarters full.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes if using a mini muffin pan or about 20 minutes if using a regular pan, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow muffins to cool before removing them from the pan.

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins
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31 Responses to “Green Monster Smoothie Muffins”

  1. These look and sound scrummy!!!

  2. Michael's Woodcraft — March 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Oh how cool! They look great! Did you see my post today, Hot Fudge Cake!! It will make you do the happy dance, it’s good!

    Michael :-)

  3. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — March 18, 2014 at 8:16 am

    This is such a creative idea! I love it Beth! And way to make green muffins look super appetizing!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Haha, thanks Chelsea!

  4. Allyson — March 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

    OMG I have to make these for my picky eater son ASAP! Thanks!

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      See what else you can sneak in there ;-)

  5. fromthegardentable — March 18, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Very, very interesting! My kids love muffins and I am thinking that this would be a good way to get some extra “green stuff” in them. Not to mention, good for me too! Thanks!

  6. cookingwithcurls — March 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    What a fun idea Beth! I don’t mind green muffins, it’s one of my favorite colors. ;)

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 19, 2014 at 7:28 am

      Hey me too, I’m all about green!

  7. stellakinnaird — March 18, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I never would have thought o try this 0 brilliant Beth

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 19, 2014 at 7:27 am

      Enjoy Stella!

  8. Anne — March 19, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I love this idea! I can’t always force myself to drink the green smoothies, let alone get my kids to drink them, but I bet I could get them to eat these! Thanks for sharing via Creative Princess Brandi’s link party.

    • Beth @ The First Year Blog — March 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Hopefully green is their favorite color, that might help!

  9. Diane | An Extraordinary Day — March 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Very creative Beth!! I would like to give these a try. To make them healthier…I would use butter or good coconut oil instead of canola oil. Did you know that canola oil is pretty toxic? Most people have no idea.
    Again…I LOVE your creativity in the kitchen.

    Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 21, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks for the tip Diane! I really should get some coconut oil.

  10. What an awesome idea! Can’t wait to try them! Stopping by via SITS!

  11. ctrochelman — March 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I love the idea of making a smoothie into a muffin, Beth! So creative and I’m sure these are delicious!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Night Fever with all your yummy recipes…pinning them to our group board!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you Cathy!

  12. Amy @Very Culinary — April 10, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I love green. And anything in mini form is always more fun to eat. I’ll take all 18, k?

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

      I would but they are already GONE!

  13. Nutmeg Nanny — April 10, 2014 at 8:06 am

    These muffins look fantastic! Love all those healthy ingredients :)

  14. Cindy — April 30, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I don’t eat sugar. Do you think I could substitute applesauce instead?

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      I do think so! The texture may be a little different, but give it a try!

  15. Cate O'Malley — August 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Looks like a delicious way to start the day!

    • Beth @ The First Year — August 6, 2014 at 7:46 am

      Delicious and healthy, that’s for sure Cate!

  16. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — August 6, 2014 at 8:14 am

    What a great breakfast to have on hand for a busy morning!

    • Beth @ The First Year — August 6, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      And you can feel good about giving it to your kids!

  17. Michelle — September 12, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I made these using whole wheat flour and maple syrup for the sugar. I also didn’t have any spinach, so I used kale. They are delicious! Thanks so much!

    • Beth @ The First Year — September 12, 2014 at 7:30 am

      That sounds delicious Michelle, and a great fall take on the recipe! I appreciate you sharing how you made it your own with me!


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