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My Favorite Green Smoothie

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Happy Friday! My children finally finished school yesterday so summer has officially begun at our house. I’m kicking it off by sharing my favorite green smoothie recipe with you. This is typically how I start my day. I’ve found that when I have one for breakfast, I feel so much better. Not to mention it’s a great way to get your greens! And your kids will love it too. I even got my husband hooked on them! 

I basically follow these guidelines when making smoothies: 2 cups of liquid + 2 cups of greens + 3 cups of fruit.  I prefer almond milk, spinach, and frozen bananas. You can’t go wrong with this combination. Sometimes I change it up and use kale instead of spinach with pineapple or blueberries or mango. My favorite add-in of all time is almond butter. I love it! You can really add anything you want – peanut butter, ground flax, chia seeds, avocado…the list is endless. If you’re an athlete, you can easily add a scoop or two of protein powder. I normally stick to unsweetened almond milk, but you can also buy Silk almond milk with extra protein and fiber. It’s really up to you – that’s the beauty of smoothies. They are so easy to make and perfect to drink on the run. Pop some bananas in the freezer tonight and try one for breakfast tomorrow!

Carol

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My Favorite Green Smoothie
Serves 2
A delicious and healthy way to start your day!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  2. 2 cups spinach
  3. 2 frozen bananas
  4. 2 tablespoons almond butter
Instructions
  1. Pour milk in blender and add greens.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add bananas and blend until well mixed.
  4. Add almond butter and blend once more.
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3 comments

  • Lisa Graham

    I love it too!! I use almond butter and the protein powder and I use avocado. I have trouble getting the kale to chop good in the blender….do you chop it before? Thanks for introducing us to this….love it!

    • WordPress.com Support

      Kale is tough! I tear the leaves off the stems and only blend the leaves…if that still doesn’t work you could chop it or tear it…or you might have to add more liquid. I tried a new one this morning – spinach, strawberry and banana. Yum!

    • WordPress.com Support

      The kale can be tricky! I tear the leaves off the stems and just blend up the leaves, and I blend it in small batches at a time.

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