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Recipe: Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I've been meaning to try a green smoothie for some time now. But for whatever reason, I didn't get around to it until today.

And rather than hunt up a recipe, I just started playing around with ingredients I had on hand, and this is what I came up with.

It's not quite as green as I expected it would be, though that will come with adjusting the ingredients. And though this had a whole, packed, cup of baby spinach in it, I could only taste the fruit. And I love that it's daring me to make it more green! And I should note that as I'm typing this, almost 2 hours later, I still feel full.

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie
1 cup Baby Spinach, packed
1/2 cup Strawberries
1 6oz container Light Strawberry Banana Yogurt
1/4 cup 1% Milk
Sweetener, to taste

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth.

I worked with what I had on hand and the nutrition facts are based on that. All of the ingredients can be swapped for those of your choice - spinach for another green, yogurt for a frozen banana, etc. Milk can also be swapped for milk of your choosing (almond, soy, skim, etc).

Nutrition Facts (makes 1 serving):
Calories - 147
Carbs - 26
Fat - 1
Protein - 9
Sodium - 138
Sugar - 17

Have you tried green smoothies before? If so, what's your favorite one? And if you haven't, what's stopping you?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CVRONEK 10/7/2013 9:07PM

    I made a very similar one...just used plain yogurt in mine and added some flaxseed. Loved it! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 9/5/2013 12:27AM

    It looks delicious! I hope you are doing well, miss you.

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    I LOVE green smoothies. My favorite is to get powdered greens, whatever frozen fruit, and banana if we have one ~ They are delicious!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I gave up on most dairy about a year ago, which seems odd to say, so I think your recipe sounds good too. My experience the more you drink them the more you like them!!! Enjoy.

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