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?
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.