Ok, this is going to be a little longer than usual for a recipe post, but I feel it’s very important to convey just how delicious AND healthy this smoothie is. I’ve had this recipe pinned for about 6 months now and as you see below I was a little afraid of it.
But then July rolled along and a little peekity-boo at the calendar told me that there was only 32 days until Blogher, and I looked down at my love handles and oddly enough, I didn’t feel love towards them. It was time to pull out my Jillian Michaels DVD and lay off the sangria. *sob* And that’s how I ended up back at this smoothie which was posted by Iowa Mom Eats originally.
I gathered up all the ingredients I needed and my seven year old and I set about making it.
“This is going to be gross Ava. I’m seriously afraid.”
“Oh Mommy, this looks yucky”
“Okay kid, we’ll never know unless we try”
And then we tasted it…….
“This is really good”
“I can only taste banana and peanut butter Mommy”
“I know! I can’t taste a speck of spinach in this”
And then the angels sang on high. Okay, I’m kidding about the angels. What I’m not kidding about is this, I felt FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC all day. I had energy to burn and my 2 pm crash never came. Plus, I was getting a whole lotta greens at one sitting. Yup, I’m sold on the spinach smoothie.
1 frozen sliced banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 cup 0% fat vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, or skim milk or soy milk
4 cups baby spinach
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
If you’re having a hard time getting past the green, put it in a dark glass or ask yourself, how great do you look in the morning?