Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Weather: 51 degrees
What I’m listening to: John Mayer

When we lived in California, smoothie stands were almost as prevalent as coffee shops. Here in Alaska, smoothies aren’t as easy to come by. If I want a tasty, nutrient-packed smoothie, I usually have to make it at home.

I know I can always use more greens in my life. This is a brilliant, easy, and enjoyable way to incorporate neglected fruits and vegetables into your family’s diet. The bonus: it doesn’t taste like greens. Want proof?

Just look at my four-year-old daughter licking that green mustache off her face. Now how can you argue with that?

Green Smoothie


Adapted from For the Love of Food

Yields: 2 servings

  • 2c vanilla almond milk (or vanilla non-dairy milk of preference)
  • 1c spinach leaves
  • 1 banana (frozen recommended - see notes)
  • 1c frozen peaches
  • 3T blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1T soy protein powder (optional)

In a blender, add almond milk and spinach. Whirl until green and smooth. Then add the rest of your fruit and the protein powder. Whirl again until smooth. Serve immediately.


Why do you recommend frozen vs no frozen bananas?

alaskafromscratch moderator

 @LynetteK Hi Lynette, thank you for your question. Frozen bananas produce a thicker and colder smoothie. Room temperature bananas tend to liquefy and make a thinner smoothie. However, either will produce the same flavor, so it's really up to your preference. Hope this helps.


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