My neighbor Jess was telling me about a smoothie that she made everyday for a year. I figured if she did that, it had to be good. But once she starting telling me the ingredients, I wasn’t so sure about the peanut butter. Peanut butter in a drink? But trust me. It’s delicious. I’ve now been making this smoothie for a regular afternoon snack and my boys can’t get enough of it. Enjoy!
Recipe from my neighbor Jess
1 cup milk, almond milk, or coconut milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter
3 handfuls of fresh spinach (pre-washed)
1 banana, sliced
1 1/2 handfuls of ice
Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree, adding ice at the very end.
I don’t own a Vitamix. I’ve never done a cleanse or a detox. But I do love a good, healthy smoothie every now and then. This is a great way to start your morning or makes a great snack. My kids love this too (although I could put just about anything into a blender and they’d be hard-pressed to not like it!) I try not to have juice around the house (we have diabetes in the family and juice is filled with sugar) but this smoothie is plenty sweet without it. This has become my “go to” green smoothie because it actually tastes good and it’s good for you. It’s from Brit Morin, who is a young Martha Stewart type. Her website Brit + Co is fun to check out for DIY and craft ideas. Enjoy!
Recipe from Brit + Co.
– 2 cups spinach
– 1/2 cup almond milk (original recipe uses sweetened, but I buy unsweetened)
– 1/2 cup frozen mango
– 1/2 of a small banana (2 ounces if you have a scale)
Place your spinach in the blender. Add the almond milk and frappe until smooth. This step is key for a smooth texture. Add the frozen mango chunks and banana. Blend again until smooth. Your smoothie will be thick, but not so thick that you can’t drink it from the glass without the help of a spoon.
Total Calories – 145 calories.