Here is a very yummy green smoothie recipe that my mom gave me. I think she found it in a magazine or something but I don’t know which one. Anyway, it is really really good. You would think that with as much spinach as it has in it, it would taste too much like spinach. The nice thing about spinach is that it is pretty mild to begin with, so just adding a small amount of some other ingredients, it takes on the flavor of those other ingredients pretty readily so that you really don’t taste the spinach! My kids love it, and I always end up having to share with them 😉
I have been using this shake recipe as my go to health smoothie because it tastes so good and it is easy and affordable! You can just buy a huge bag of spinach at Costco for pretty cheap and also a big tub of Adam’s natural peanut butter, and the bananas. I think it’s probably best to buy the Whey Protein Powder (make sure it’s made using Whey Protein Isolates) online since I’ve checked in my stores around here and they seem more expensive and many don’t use much of the isolates. Plus the cool thing about Amazon.com is that with some of their items, you can do the Subscribe and Save option which gives you a little bit of a discount and free shipping.
Green Smoothie Recipe with Spinach
- 3 cups of fresh Spinach
- 1tbls Peanut Butter
- 1/2 banana
- 1 scoop Whey Protein Powder
- 3/4 cup Almond Milk
Now throw all of that into the blender and blend. You may need to do a pulse blend at first to get it going. I like to use this drink for a lunch replacement since I usually try to work out a little bit after lunch.
I hope you enjoy the recipe! Try it out and let me know what you think!