Now that it is getting warmer in Bellingham my favorite thing to make in the morning (after my coffee of course) are smoothies! But I am picky about my smoothies. Fruit has a surprisingly large amount of sugar in it and I don’t like to start my morning off on a sugar high. Also I love to sneak super greens into everything for a little extra nutrient kick. So I have found these magical smoothies which have the perfect amount of fruit and still are a green powerhouse.
marys epic green smoothie (makes 2 SERVINGS)
2 handful of spinach/kale (start small and work up as you get use to the taste)
3 cups of frozen fruit (banana and strawberries are my favorite)
1/2 cup greek yogurt (make sure this is plain and with no added sugar)
1/2 cup* liquid (water, milk, almond milk or soy milk) *depending on amount of spinach and berries might need more or less
1 Tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1 T chia seeds
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 scoop protein powder
1 Tablespoon Gelatin
Place greens into blender and mix with liquid first then add fruit.
You can get creative and use whatever is in your kitchen. Smoothies can be a quick and delicious morning breakfast just watch the amount of fruit you put in and always try to add in some greens 🙂
My FAVORITE Green smoothies
PaleOMG Green Apple Smoothie is my favorite smoothie because it has VERY low sugar yet is so delicious you don’t even realize that!
- 2 cup fresh spinach
- 1 green apple, peeled and cored, roughly chopped
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1½ cups water
- juice of ½ lemon
- handful of ice
- Pour liquid into your Blendtec or other blender.
- Then add the apple, avocado, spinach, and lemon juice.
- Then add ice.
- Mix well until completely smooth.
- Drink up buttercup.