The Training Wheels Green Smoothie -Spinach & Banana (and other things of course)
R E C I P E
+ 1 cup of Non-Dairy Milk (I normally use almond milk and add water to thin my smoothies)+ 1-2 Cups of Spinach (if new to the world of green smoothies, start at 1 cup and work up) + 1 banana + Flax Seed (anywhere from 1/2 - 1 tbsp) + Almonds (anywhere from 5-15; alternatively, use equal amounts flax and chia seeds or hemp seeds) + Spices of Choice (I love cinnamon and nutmeg) + Ice (optional)
Add all ingredients to a blender until all is combine and no longer in chunks -- there really isn't a better word for this, is there? To thin, add more non-dairy milk or water. To thicken, add more ice or plan ahead by freezing the bananas in small pieces.
Why do we love Green Smoothies? The one above packs potassium, manganese, folate, fiber, vital vitamins and nutrients (think B6, C, E, omegas), as well as protein and more, and it's all jam packed into something that tastes amazing ;-). Plus, it makes your body glow from the inside out and feel like it can go for hours (if you're wondering how filling a simple drink could be, try it out, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised).
For another smoothie recipe, check out this Berry & Beet Smoothie. + have you tried green smoothies before? was this a new idea for you? comment below!