Okay, so I know green smoothies are all the rage … and maybe I’m a little late to the party, but I thought I would share my take on this popular morning smoothie! I am all about trying to squeeze in fruits and vegetables where ever possible and I hit the jackpot with this green smoothie recipe!
Banana berry green smoothie
In the pitcher of your blender, add:
6 – 8 oz. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon almond butter
1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt (or just a big ol’ spoonful)
1 small banana
1/3 cup frozen mixed berries (or your favorite frozen berry)
1 or 2 large handfuls of fresh spinach (depending on how green you want your smoothie)
4 or 5 ice cubes
Blend WELL and sip for breakfast.
I’ve added kale with the spinach a time or two and kale is a little tougher and a bit more bitter, but it has such good green vitamins! I would say it is not for the green smoothie newbies
Why the Greek yogurt and almond butter? Those add just enough protein to hold me over until lunch time and add a bit more substance to the smoothie. The frozen berries and the banana add a nice sweetness and I promise … you can’t even taste the spinach!
Do you have a favorite green smoothie? Or a secret ingredient that takes your green smoothie over the top? Share and share alike … leave me a comment so I can give your recipe a whirl!!
Okay, so I don’t have any other smoothie recipes to share … but how about a few green things?! (Is that a stretch? ha ha!)
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