So, I’m on a smoothie kick. Not sure where the phrase “on a kick” came from, or what it was to suppose to entail originally, but all I know is that we have been making quite a few smoothies lately.
I’ve been pre-making smoothies so I can grab-and-go in the morning. Smartest. Idea. Ever! Especially being I am a) not much of a morning person b) like my sleep (A LOT!) and c) have to be to work wayyyy too early for my liking. Thus, I wake up at the last possible minute and rush around in order to make it to work on time. The extra sleep is worth it. And maybe I enjoy the rush of “Am I going to make it on time?!”. Who knows. What I do know is that most days, I’m making toast or eating my cereal (or yogurt and granola) at work. Not terrible, but not ideal either.
But now if I make my breakfast the night before, I can grab my delicious smoothie as I head out the door. Much more nutritious than toast, that’s for sure!
This recipe is truly a “green” smoothie, and not overly sweet (just how I like it!). Here’s to another clean green smoothie!
Peanut Butter Banana (and Spinach!) Smoothie
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Meal type||Breakfast, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
- 1 banana (sliced)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 cup yogurt
- 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 cups spinach (preferably organic)
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
Can use whichever type of milk you prefer (cow, goat, almond, etc.)
If vegan, omit yogurt and increase orange juice and non-dairy milk. Can also add protein powder.
Store leftovers in fridge or freezer.
|Pour in milk and yogurt.|
|Add banana, peanut butter, and honey.|
|Top with spinach and splash over the top with orange juice.|
|Blend on low to start, stopping to push down ingredients if needed.|
|Pulse on high until completely blended.|