I am super happy to share this recipe with you! I make this green smoothie at least 3 times a week. You can have it for breakfast, snack or post-workout. It’s a power house of nutrients. Your body will thank you for sipping on this wonderful, cold glass of yumminess.
This recipe is loaded with spinach but that doesn’t mean it tastes like you’re drinking vegetables. That’s not the case at all. The sweetness from the fruit overrides the spinach. Spinach is a pretty mild tasting green so it’s a great one to start with when you first try making green smoothies. You can try kale too (just don’t forget to remove the hard stem pieces first)! Green smoothies are a great way to incorporate more veggies into our day.
Awesome things about spinach: It’s super low in calories! There are only 7 calories in 1 cup of spinach. It’s a great anti-inflammatory, loaded with vitamins A and K, high in magnesium and fiber, improves skin and helps boost your immune system. Spinach also increases brain function and you know all of us busy moms need that! I call that “mom-brain”. We have a lot on our plate, right ladies?!
- 2 C Spinach
- 1 C Water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 Frozen Banana
- ½ C Frozen Pineapple
- ½ C Frozen Mango
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder (optional)
- Blend spinach and water for 30 seconds. Scrape sides of blender if needed to get all spinach blended well. Add remaining ingredients and blend 1 minute. Scrapes sides again if needed and blend 30 more seconds. Serve immediately. ENJOY! 🙂
- TIP #1: Freeze bananas in bulk. Cut your banana into chunks, place in snack size zip lock bag and put in freezer so they are always ready to go.
- TIP #2: The protein powder in this recipe is optional but it will help keep you full longer. I suggest using a plant-based protein powder.
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