Green Banana Smoothie

Green Banana SmoothieThis tastes like a banana milkshake, and I’m not kidding.  It has four ingredients. That’s all. The green is from the spinach, not a green banana.  The banana has to be overly ripe to give it that really sweet, milkshake flavor.  This is such a great way for me to guarantee I get enough fruits and vegetables to start my day.  It’s so easy to make.

Here’s the main ingredients:

Green Banana Smoothie ingredients I use four heaping cups of fresh, organic spinach, a heaping cup of frozen grapes, and an overly ripe banana.  Add a half cup of almond milk to the blender and get a full 20 oz cup of yum…

Banana Tip:  When my bananas get ripe, I use as many as I can before they ruin, and then, I freeze the rest to make banana ice cream or use them in smoothies or banana bread.  I never throw out old bananas or any fruit for that matter.  I just slice, freeze them, and use them later.

Today I used frozen grapes, but a frozen banana would be good, too.  Then, you wouldn’t need the grapes to be frozen unless you like eating it with a spoon…either way, it will taste good and provide you with tons of nutrients.  You really need to try this simple recipe and let me know what you think.

Green Banana Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 1-2
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup frozen grapes (heaping cup)
  • ½ cup almond milk (or soy)
  • 1 large overly ripe banana
Instructions
  1. Put banana and milk in the blender. Start blending.
  2. Add the spinach next and blend.
  3. Add the frozen grapes and blend another minute or two until completely smooth.
  4. Make sure to go in this order to keep the blender from jamming.

 

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  1. Hi Dana,
    Love your blog. Great photos, recipes and inspiration!
    I have fond memories of our time in Minneapolis.
    I’ll be following your blog to see what you cook up next.
    Wishing you and James all the best,
    Kelly

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