Green Spinach Superfood Shots


Spinach, celery and apples pack a nutritional punch in this green superfood shot. Spinach is rich in vitamin A, folate, calcium and iron, and pairing it with vitamin C-rich lemon juice helps your body absorb the iron from the leafy greens. Apples hold a lot of their cancer-fighting antioxidants in the peel, and while you may glaze over celery juice, the crisp green stalks contain the antioxidant apigenin, which can promote the death of cancerous cells, according to lab research.

Photo: Photo by: Jamie Vespa, M.S., R.D.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
8 ounces


  • 1 medium red apple, cored and sliced

  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach

  • 1 cup roughly chopped celery (2-3 stalks)

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Combine apple, spinach, celery, coconut water and lemon juice in a blender; blend on high speed until smooth.

  2. Arrange a double layer of cheesecloth in a strainer, and place the strainer over a shallow bowl or large glass jar. Gently pour the juice mixture into the strainer and let the liquid gradually seep through the cheesecloth and into the storage vessel. Once all of the liquid is strained, discard the solids. Cover and refrigerate the shots until chilled, about 15 minutes, or for up to 1 week.


Equipment: Cheesecloth

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 oz
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 1545IU 31%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Folate 42mcg 10%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 311mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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