Kickstart Your Day With This 3 Minute Green Smoothie
So I never understood the green smoothie thing until I actually tried one and found out that they really don't taste like eating a bunch of chopped-up green vegetables at all, in fact, if done right, a good green smoothie will taste like fruit!
The reason I started making my own is because I wanted to find an easy way to get more greens into my diet without having to eat a salad.
What I like about this smoothie is the good serving of greens + fruit. It's also delicious! This smoothie also clocks in at a mere 165 (ish) calories per serving which is pretty darn good!
This specific recipe is definitely not a meal replacement, but it's something super healthy that can be made on the go to help get an extra serving of fruits and veggies in your day without a lot of extra calories.
I like to make mine in the morning before I leave for work and either drink it on the way or when I arrive. It only takes about 3 minutes to make, maybe even less so also perfect for you folks (including me) who are always short on time and rushing around (and late!) in the morning.
In case you're in the market for smoothie accessories (blender, travel containers, etc), I've got you covered! Be sure to check out the gallery below this recipe for links to the blender I use and the glass containers (leak proof!) that I use to transport my smoothies when I'm out and about!
I hope you enjoy!
Banana Mango Green Smoothie
- 1 cup organic, unsweetened coconut milk (the kind you buy in a carton that's next to the almond milk--not the canned stuff. I use this kind.)
- 3 handfuls of spinach
- 1/2 frozen banana (I keep a plastic baggie of halved bananas in my freezer specifically for the purpose of smoothie making!)
- 1/2 cup frozen mango or pineapple (you can buy bags of these in the frozen section at the grocery store)
Pour the milk into a blender. Add the spinach. I usually just loosely throw a few handfuls of leaves in and add enough spinach so that it almost reaches the top of the blender.
Put the top on and blend that sucker down for a few seconds.
Then, throw in your banana and frozen fruit. Blend until smooth. Add more liquid to thin if necessary.