Yes…a green smoothie. Sounds not so appetizing right? Wrong. This recipe is so good!
I have been all about green smoothies for a while. My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy for drinking them and refuses to even try a little sip because the color weirds him out. But once you get past that, it’s deliciousness. My usual recipes were just a mix of greens and a fruit or two plus water. Then, I found this smoothie recipe on Iowa Girl Eats that’s perfect as a meal or pre-workout shake. My recipes aren’t sufficient enough for me to have as a meal, but this one totally is.
I made this in my magic bullet, not a blender like she did, so my serving sizes were smaller. Magic Bullets are just way easier to clean than blenders.
1 frozen sliced banana (my banana wasn’t frozen, but the kale I used was. You can also use ice cubes)
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 cup 0% Vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt (I didn’t use greek yogurt, just the almond milk. For a thicker and even more filling smoothie definitely try using greek yogurt!)
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (or other kind of milk)
4 cups baby spinach (or more, or less) (Didn’t use 4 cups because of the size of the Magic Bullet, but just filled it to the brim with kale)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Here’s how I did it using my magic bullet:
First, put in the sliced banana and peanut butter.
Lastly, just fill to the top with kale or spinach!
350 calories, 10g fiber, 21g protein
So good! I swear, you can really only taste the banana and peanut butter. It literally just tastes like a banana + PB smoothie. What a great way to get in a serving of veggies! I have been using this either for breakfast (plus I usually have some eggs) or mainly as a pre-workout shake to get in some protein before a run or lifting. You can use it as a post-workout shake for the same reasons as well (hello, 21g of protein?!).
Do you drink green smoothies? Do you have a favorite recipe? Please share! I’m always looking for new ideas =)
You can follow me on: