Banana Spinach Smoothie

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Nov 182016
banana spinach smoothie

If there were to be a contest for the worst sounding smoothie I think I would nominate this one. There is just something very off-putting about a banana spinach smoothie isn’t there?

But that was before I mustered up enough courage to actually give it a try. To say I was surprised understates it. I really liked it! So much so that I have now tried it twice, once with water and once with almond milk. Both tasted great and made me feel very virtuous for eating something so healthy.

Even better, the recipe could not be easier:

  • 4 cups raw baby spinach
  • 6-8 ounces vanilla yogurt (I haven’t tried it with Greek yogurt but it should be good)
  • 1 large banana, peeled and sliced
  • 8 oz. or so water, or Almond milk

All the ingredients go into your trusty blender and mix until smooth. You might want to try a bit less water or Almond milk to start and add more if the blend is too thick.

This made two really big smoothies so adjust if it’s just you for breakfast.

Banana Spinach Smoothie – Really!

Banana Smoothie; A Great Breakfast

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Nov 172016
banana smoothie

This banana smoothie recipe is available anytime of year. Even in the winter most of us can find delicious apples at the store or fruit stands.  And, always keeping in mind “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” most of us buy them pretty much automatically. The same goes for bananas. Thanks to the global economy fresh bananas are available all year. Together, these two ingredients come together for a very tasty and very healthy banana smoothie. Or, you could call it an apple smoothie too I guess. Regardless of the name I am pretty confident you are going to enjoy it!

Tomorrow morning mix things up a bit and combine a tart apple with fresh orange juice and and a previously frozen banana. The resulting smoothie will certainly wake you up and keep you going all the way to lunch. 

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • Tart Granny Smith green apple peeled, cored and cut in chunks
  • Full cup fresh orange juice

Put all the ingredients into your trusty blender and mix until smooth. I am pretty darn sure this is a smoothie recipe you will want to try again!

Easy Banana Smoothie

Kale Banana Smoothie – Healthy!

 Banana, Kale, smoothie recipes  Comments Off on Kale Banana Smoothie – Healthy!
Oct 202016
kale banana smoothie picture

Of the 800+ recipes we have here by far the most viewed are the recipes that include Kale. To add to the Kale smoothies already here we now add the following Kale banana smoothie recipe.

Like most smoothie recipes it is pretty simple to make and offers a lot of nutrition in a very tasty format.

In your favorite blender, mix:

  • 1 previously frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • 2 cups Kale, chopped for easier blending
  • Half cup soy milk
  • Tbs. flax or Chia seeds (we prefer Chia but both are very good nutritionally)
  • Tsp. maple syrup

Put everything into the blender at the same time and mix until smooth.

Kale Banana Smoothie

ABS Smoothie

 Apple, Banana, smoothie recipes, Strawberry  Comments Off on ABS Smoothie
May 022016
ABS Smoothie

After deciding on “ABS Smoothie” for this post I went looking for other things known by this 3 letter acronym.

Being a guy, my first thought was Anti-lock Braking System followed by American Bureau of Shipping. After those two I was done and went looking.

It turns out that there are 137 different entries for ABS and, if you are at all interested, they can be found here.

With this delicious Apple Banana Strawberry (ABS) smoothie there are now 138!

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 green apple, quartered and cored
  • 1 red apple, quartered and cored
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
  • 10-12 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 cups apple juice

If your blender isn’t the strongest, its not a bad idea to chop the apples into small pieces to reduce the strain on both the motor and the blades.

If you don’t use frozen bananas and/or frozen strawberries, you might want to add ice cubes to the mix for a colder drink.

ABS Smoothie