While not technically green and more in the greenish-brown color scheme, this is still my favorite smoothie. I make it at least once a week if not twice and it’s my go to when I need a quick breakfast or lunch. It’s packed.
This smoothie (like all recipes) is merely a guideline. I’m just here to give you a little inspiration. I always use 1/2 of a banana and some greek yogurt (staples in my house) and I vary the greens and fruit to what I have on hand and what’s in season. Sometimes I use kale or beet greens, sometimes I use frozen blueberries. Last week mangos were on sale so I used that instead of an orange…….you get the idea. I do, however, like my smoothies cold. It’s necessary. So if I’m using all fresh berries I always, always add a handful or two of ice. It’s gotta be cold.
This is a great way to start the day. My kids love it, I love it, my husband loves it. Even my dog loves it. (One was spilled and she licked the floor clean!) I understand that it’s a lot of sugar from all the fruit but I’m a firm believer that anything coming from the ground (or a tree, which technically comes from the ground) is a good thing. It’s better than a diet cola for breakfast, no? Or a Poptart. If you’re watching your sugar intake, cut it in half. Leave it out. Add an avocado instead of a banana. Just do your thing. Whatever you do, just be sure to make it cold..
Favorite Greenish Smoothie
- 1/2 small banana
- 1 fresh orange, peeled and segmented
- small handful frozen berries
- small handful frozen peaches
- 2 healthy handfuls fresh spinach or other leafy greens
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I recommend Fage or Chobani)
- Juice of 1/2 lime (not pictured)
Put all the ingredients in the blender and let ‘er rip.
If you enjoy this recipe, you might like:
Green Monster Smoothie, from Annie Eats
Wannabe Green Smoothie, from The Novice Chef
Pineapple-Ginger Smoothie, from Gimme Some Oven
Green Tea, Berry & Yogurt Smoothie, from Cookin’ Canuck