Now You Can Have Your Spinach and Drink it, Too

Spinach isn’t all that bad, unless it’s in liquid form, right?  I can’t tell you how many times friends have tried to get me to drink their homemade healthy juices and other healthy stuff. 

I love you friends, but what can I say?  Healthy drinks just aren’t for me.  No matter how hard I try, juices always taste like carrots and protein powders always taste like chalk.  No more with the liquid nutrition!  Until now. 

Recently, my cyber-friend Natalie, from Mormon in Manhattan, shared a delicious recipe for a green smoothie.  I didn’t have all of the ingredients that she used on-hand, (I’m unhealthy like that) so I made some adjustments and came up with my own recipe.  It tasted divine…just like a peanut butter milkshake.

My recipe makes a blender-full, which filled two large Solo cups full of deliciousness.  (My obsession with Solo cups deserves a post of its own.)

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups Lactaid-free milk
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of natural peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed
  • 6 ice cubes (more or less, depending on how cold you like your drinks)
  • heaps of spinach (like 4 cups, maybe?  just fill the blender until you can’t fit any more inside)

Blend away and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite green smoothie recipe to share?  Leave it in the comments section below, or send me an email and you can be a guest blogger for a day.  😉

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