Big Daddy’s Spinach Smoothie #NewBDK

Big Daddy’s Spinach Smoothie #NewBDK
23 Dec 2013

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A few people have asked me about what I put in my smoothie. Well the truth is, I have a few that I make. This is the one I drink the most.

Big Daddy’s Spinach Smoothie

• 1 scoop of Warrior Blend Raw Protein powder – natural flavour
• 2 scoops of Amazing Grass Organic Wheat Grass Powder
• 2 tablespoons of ground chia seeds
• 2 tablespoons of hulled hemp seeds
• 1 banana (I pre-peel and freeze)
• a handful of blueberries (frozen, unsweetened)
• a handful of spinach
• 4 stalks of celery
• 4-5 cups of almond milk (depending on consistency preference)

I use original Almond Fresh almond milk. You can also buy unsweetened, which has less calories, but the original tastes better with this smoothie. If you want to add a bit of flavour, you can also try the vanilla almond milk.

You can use regular chia seeds instead of ground. They are bit cheaper. You should keep them in the fridge though.. if you don’t, the ground chia seeds seem to clump together.

If you make this, let me know what you think of it.

Have a favourite smoothie recipe? Comment below… I’d love to hear about it (and maybe try it).

Big Daddy

Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, travel and food writer, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and social media strategist. Craig likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space.


  1. I was just thinking about you and your smoothies this morning! lol I told the hubs we should make breakfast smoothies for everyone today!
    I wish I could say this looks delish, but um….. I think I will stick to my fruit smoothies! lol I would like to try that almond milk though.

    • LOL it’s actually quite good! The key to making them taste more appetizing is adding more sweet… fruit. I have gotten used to the taste of this one. I buy blueberries, strawberries and raspberries frozen, so they last longer. Adding any of these 3 in can drastically change the flavour. As well, I peel bananas, and freeze them. Adding in frozen fruit makes the smoothie automatically cold, so you don’t have to add in ice.

      Which almond milk you choose depends on what type of milk you drink now. We went from drinking 1% to Almond Fresh (which is quite thin, and the same consistency). I bought Silk, which is the consistency of whole milk (but creamier). I had to dilute it as it was just too thick for my liking.

    • Trust me.. it’s a lot more appetizing than it looks! LOL

  2. That’s really an interesting and healthy combo. I have very limited smoothie skills but am hoping to learn some more because I love my handy little single serve Hamilton Beach blender. Thanks for the tip on the chi seeds.

  3. I’m a little reluctant to try a spinach smoothie even though I love spinach. Very healthy though!

  4. YUM!!! Super healthy! I love adding dark green leafy veg in our smoothies! I find a mix of fruit and veg and some chia, flax or hemp seeds make a fab smoothie! Even our little one loves them!

  5. Craig, do you like how it tastes? How are you enjoying the texture of a liquid meal?

    • I love ho wit tastes… much better than when I used to use kale. Nothing against kale… it is super good for you. Spinach just blends up better in my blender.

  6. Craig, I love smoothies, I find it is a great way to pack in the nutrients. I usually have a smoothie for breakfast which consists of almond mild, flax seed, Vega energizing smoothie protein powder blend (Brandon Fraser’s) and blueberries (frozen) or any frozen berries and frozen banana. There are two servings of veggies in the powder also and because I am vegetarian I like the pea protein. I will give your smoothie recipe a try :) Thank you!

  7. That is a great smoothie! Chia seeds are awesome for energy, Omega-3s, etc. You must feel awesome.

    • I do! I drink it throughout the day. I just have to make sure there is about a 45 minute gap before I work out. My trainer works me out pretty hard, and I have felt nauseous a few times.

  8. Had a smoothie this morning. Thanks, Craig! So good!

  9. I am a big convert to smoothies for breakfast and afternoon snacks. I love the adding spinach. I am not crazy about that much celery but I do add them! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Craig, just wanted to pop back to ask you where you purchase the ground chia and hemp seeds? I purchased blueberries from your list quite easily.

    • I used to buy the ground chia seeds and hulled hemp hearts from Bulk Barn. I now get the regular chia seeds from Nature’s Source, as well as the hemp heart, and all of my supplements.

  11. Jennifer Van Huss : December 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Sounds like a great smoothy!! I would never have thought about adding spinach! great idea!!

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