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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