Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Favorite Green Smoothie

Have you noticed how everyone on Pinterest just LOVES green smoothies? Right after mason jar crafts and high end fashion a normal human could never pull off, green smoothies are the IT thing, if we take Pinterest's word for it.

I la-la-love a good smoothie. When the weather gets warmer, smoothies are a great quick meal or snack.

Green smoothies are super popular because you are generally adding a protein packed veggie such as kale or spinach. I have tried smoothies with both and find spinach to be the better of the two. Spinach is much softer and more tender than kale and the flavor is gentler.

My Favorite Green Smoothie is sweet and fulfilling and packed with goodies. Like all smoothies, a frozen banana is a great place to start. I also add frozen mango chunks for their tangy sweetness, half of an avocado for a rich smoothness, a handful of fresh spinach and bind it all together with unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Whether you need to refuel after a workout, are looking for a breakfast to take on the go, or need a quick meal that is tasty and satisfying, this smoothie is for you!

Here's what you need for My Favorite Green Smoothie* (Print Recipe!)

1 medium frozen ripe banana
1/2 an avocado (use the other half for an avocado toast!)
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup fresh spinach, packed
1/2-1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Here's what you do

Combine all ingredients except for 1/2 cup of the almond milk in a blender. Blend until well combined. Add more almond milk if smoothie is too thick. I tend to blend green smoothies a little longer than regular smoothies to really get the spinach well distributed. Enjoy immediately.

*Gas Stove Girl Original Recipe

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