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Simple Green Smoothie

  • Author: Andrea Cooley
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: Serves 1-2 1x
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Frozen bananas give the smoothie a creamy, naturally sweet base, though you can make this with a fresh banana as long as the other fruit is frozen. It’s easy to add whatever berries or fruit you have on hand, so customize it for your kiddo. 


Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk (or other favorite milk)
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices 
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple, strawberries, or mango
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend on high for 1 minute or until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Serve immediately.

Notes

Use frozen mango cubes instead of banana if needed for an allergy.

Use any milk you like, though I find that nondairy plant milks lend the best consistency to smoothies.

Use spinach or kale and consider freezing the spinach to cut down on the “green” flavor.

Add 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon nut or seed butter, or 1/4 cup Greek yogurt for extra healthy fats and protein.

Blend really, really well.

Serve in a small open cup, a straw cup, or a reusable pouch.

Freeze into popsicle molds for a healthy treat.

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