Monday, July 2, 2012

Green Smoothies

peanut butter spinach banana smoothie recipe

Hello from sunny, beautiful California!  We are relaxing, visiting with friends, and enjoying our old hometown.  Tomorrow, we will head to Monterey for the day and Wednesday is the big 4th of July / Birthday party and BBQ! 

This green smoothie reminds me a little bit of California, maybe it's that it kind of looks like Green Goddess dressing or maybe it's that I used to drink smoothies all the time after swim practice, before school when we lived here.  Yes, I used to wake up everyday of the week and swim before school... so early that I had time to go home in between and drink smoothies.  This smoothie is a grown up version of the ones I drank back in the day, which were usually all fruit.  This one makes a delicious breakfast and it is a great way to start your day off with a megadose of vitamins and protein.  Don't be afraid of this bright green concoction.  It doesn't taste even remotely like spinach, more like peanut butter and banana, and it is really filling.

Green Goodness Smoothie

2 cups baby spinach
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
dash of cinnamon
Palmful of blueberries
1 banana
A few ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together in a blender or using an immersion blender.  Serve with a straw.  Feel free to adjust to your preference, switching in different types of fruit, adding some honey to sweeten it, or changing up the milk to soy or almond milk.  I had it one day with peaches and one day with blueberries.

1 comment:

  1. This looks great! I've seen all these recipes for green it really true you can't taste the spinach?

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