I’ve been repeating myself lately. Gushing on and on to a friend before they quietly slip in, oh yeah, you mentioned that to me last time I saw you. It’s just that usually green things are a hard sell. Until the green smoothie came to town. I read on Joy the Baker about the green smoothie that she created. I wanted to try it because basically I love all her recipes. I didn’t have almond milk on hand, so the first time I made it with skim milk instead. It was pretty good, but still had a ‘green’ taste, so I played around with adding berries or pineapple to sweeten it a bit. After making it to the store to pick up some almond milk, I tried it again but decided against adding any additional fruit. Big improvement! The almond milk really makes this! Then, THEN, after a really really long run, I just needed some protein, so I added a tablespoon of peanut butter and I thought I discovered a new super power.
The almond milk and the peanut butter cover any ‘green’ taste, so don’t be scared. TRY THIS. Try it before I tell you about it again and you have to pretend I didn’t just tell you how much I love green smoothies.
Here’s the lowdown: Thinly slice a banana and freeze it until solid. Add this to a blender with 1 cup of almond milk (I particularly love vanilla flavor), a big handful of baby organic spinach and a tablespoon of natural peanut butter. Blend it until you don’t see any more flecks of spinach.