Real Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana (and Spinach!) Smoothie

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!

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Peanut Butter Banana (and Spinach!) Smoothie

Serves 2-4
Prep time 5 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
A delicious, healthy peanut butter, banana, and spinach smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 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

Note

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.

Directions

Step 1
Pour in milk and yogurt.
Step 2
Add banana, peanut butter, and honey.
Step 3
Top with spinach and splash over the top with orange juice.
Step 4
Blend on low to start, stopping to push down ingredients if needed.
Step 5
Pulse on high until completely blended.
Step 6
Enjoy!

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