I’m taking a super quick break from Christmasy posts to share my current favorite easy green smoothie recipe. Now it might seem random to be sharing a green smoothie today, right in the middle of the indulgent holiday season, but Dave and I are going on a last-minute tropical getaway in less than 2 weeks(!) so I am trying to be as healthy has possible in the next week so that I don’t have to, I don’t know, CRY when I put on a bikini! 😛
Anyways, I’ve tried literally dozens of different variations of green juices and green smoothies and I’ve discovered that I much prefer the thicker, creamier consistency of smoothies over juices. It just feels more fulfilling, goes down easier, and all you need is to add a frozen banana to your mixture for that creamy element without adding fat. And while I did add more than just a banana for this recipe to make my smoothie extra creamy (greek yogurt and almond milk), I will say this smoothie for me has the perfect balance in taste and nutrition. Between the banana, greek yogurt, apple, spinach, and lemon, there are so many antioxidants, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory agents in this green smoothie and just the perfect amount of subtle sweetness, that you’ll be in a good mood and off the walls with energy for the rest of the day!
-Handful of spinach
-1 tablespoon of lemon juice
-1 small apple (I used a gala apple), peeled and cored
-1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
-1 tablespoon of honey
-1-2 tablespoons of greek yogurt
-3/4 cup almond milk
Like most smoothies, all the work is in the prep. So once you have all of your ingredients ready, just toss in your spinach first (so they’re close to the blades), yogurt, apple, and banana. Then top everything with your honey, lemon juice, and milk, and blend until smooth! Take a sip and adjust to your liking.
What’s your favorite green smoothie recipe? I’m gonna stay pretty loyal to this one, but I’m always interested in learning new variations!
Thanks for stopping by!