Thursday, February 6, 2014

{green smoothie obsession + recipe}

I have seen people write and talk about "green" smoothies for a long time now, but honestly, it didn't sound that appetizing to me! I don't know what convinced me {other than I'm in a wedding in 4 months and bathing suit season is right around the corner....YIKES}, but I decided to make my first smoothie last week! Let me just say this....don't "judge a book by it's cover" - meaning, don't be scared of the scary greenish color! It was absolutely delish! You cannot taste the spinach AT ALL! Tastes just like a strawberry-banana smoothie. I've been making them for breakfast for the past week and plan to continue {but with some different recipes}. They are very filling, plus just knowing they are full of healthy "stuff" makes them all the better! This is the recipe I have been using....give it a try....I'm pretty sure you'll thank me later!! ;))
 
Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie
 
1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk {this is what I've been using, or you can use milk of choice}
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
2 cups fresh spinach leafs
1/2 cups fresh/frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana
1/2 T. honey
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup ice
 
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix away! It's that easy!
 
 
And, CHEERS!!!


5 comments:

Brooke Haas said...

You have OFFICIALLY encouraged me to try this. Strawberry banana is my fave smoothie anyway, might as well make a healthy one this way! Headed to the grocery store today to pick up the supplies, thank you!!

Hope @ Hope in a Blog said...

I love me a good smoothie! Yummmm!! Annnd wedding season + summer so close = eeeeek!! Xx.

Jess Norden said...

YUM!! I love a good smoothie!! Thanks for reminding me that bathing suit season is creeping up on us!! I need to get my booty in gear!!

Christina McGuire said...

WELCOME TO THE GREEN CLUB! :)
Hope you stop by my blog today... I just posted my green recipe for my daily green smoothie. All I do is add water to mine ( I don't do the dairy in mine) and blend.

Cheers!
Christina

Jodi said...

I love green smoothies! And it's how I get veggies in my son ;)

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