Green Smoothie Recipe

February 23, 2012 by  

Spinach Green Smoothie and it’s Yummy!

I found this recipe for this green smoothie on pinterest and decided to try it and loved it!  I know… looks gross… like something for Saint Patrick’s day or something. Am I a total healthy freak who thinks all that gross healthy stuff tastes good? Nope.. not at all.  I am a total sugar-holic (but going through sugar de-tox now! LOL ) I do not have a taste for veggies, they are hard for me to get down, so this is a great way to do it.

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Does it taste like spinach…. NO!  Believe it or not.

I have been having one each morning and it holds me until lunch… easy!
This has been referred to as a diet secret weapon…. and I can see why!
It tastes like a banana peanut butter milk shake.

It is around 350 calories per serving – but remember, it is a meal and it is so healthy and will help you not to have those in between cravings.

Ingredients

1/2 cup fat free or low fat yogurt (Greek yogurt would be good, but it is more expensive, so I don’t use it)
1 cup skim milk
1 banana (you can slice & freeze ahead if you want, I use ice cubes instead)
1 T peanut butter
several cups of leaf spinach
hand full of ice cubes

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Cup up your banana

bananaAdd 1/2 cup yogurt

yogurt

Add 1 tablespoon peanut butter

peanut butter

Add 1 cup skim milk
Fill the rest with spinach

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Add a handful of ice.

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Pulse your blender until the ice has made it’s way down. I like to put it on top because it seems to push the spinach down a little better.  Once your ice is chopped pretty well… then let it blend on smoothie or high for about a full minute.  There shouldn’t be any pieces of spinach left. (at least that is how I like it)

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You get a large serving. Drink it all.

green smoothie

It tastes like a peanut butter banana shake!!!  Honest! My 11 year old tried it and liked it (the other one wouldn’t try it)

Green Monster

So happy I found this… you’ll have to try it!

Green monster smoothie

 

I made the shake myself. These are my pictures. Please do not use them without permission, other than pinning them to pinterest. That I would love! :)

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6 Responses to “Green Smoothie Recipe”
  1. Grade A says:

    Thank you Sandy!

    We like “Spinach-based” recipes and this is one we will be trying and publishing very soon!

  2. Mel says:

    That sounds really good and looks so super healthy. I am definitely going to try this.

  3. Janeen says:

    I had a few months where I lived with a friend who drinks a lot of green smoothies (and had a Blend tec to make them in). She made me some awesome green smoothies that tasted nothing like the veggies that were in it (I have a hard time downing them too) and were even sweet. Haven’t done them though because I don’t have a Blend tec and I haven’t been sure about using my run of the mill blender (a Hamilton Beach that looks a lot like yours). May have to give this a try though.

    One tip: you could try, instead of ice, to put in some frozen blueberries. That may be just enough to change the color of the shake and hide the green. Plus, blue berries are really sweet. :D

  4. Sandy says:

    thanks.. I do use the frozen blueberries in another smoothie I make. I don’t mind the color.. maybe it’s because St. Patrick’s day is coming up! LOL I have no problem with my blender. I just do it slow… pulsing until the ice gets down and chopped well.. then set it on it’s “smoothie” setting for about a minute.

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