I’m back with some more smoothie goodness! This time we have a new color coming up to Maple Alps - green! Yes, I’m here with a green smoothie.
The first time I had a green smoothie, I was in high school. When they became more popular, I counted it as old news. ;-)
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Some tips for green smoothies:
Blend the greens in the milk before adding in the rest of your ingredients. This will help avoid bits of leafy greens you’ll end up chewing in your smoothie.
If you don’t use your greens fast enough, you can freeze them so they don’t go bad! I actually like to make packets with all the smoothie ingredients for quick mornings some seasons.
Spinach and kale are both great to use - kale has a stronger taste though, so you decide what you prefer!
This recipe will make enough to share with your favorite friend - or you could just enjoy it on your own, I suppose. I’ve been know to add flax/or chia seeds (chia seeds pictured below) to my smoothies for some fiber too. I know someone who even puts spinach in this smoothie! It’s optional for you, however. Just know that you can’t actually taste it if you choose to add it (chia seeds you will be able to feel the texture).
By the way, we do not add any ice to our smoothies, because we find that it takes away from the creaminess of them (that, and we never have ice on hand!). Instead, we use frozen fruit to achieve a similar effect. Feel free to use a few blocks of ice if you prefer, however.
Simple Vegan Green Smoothie
what you need:
2 cups non-dairy beverage (I use soy milk)
1 large banana (use a frozen banana for a thicker smoothie)
1 cup fresh spinach or kale
1/2 cup cubed mango (use frozen for a thicker smoothie)
1/2 cup cubed peach (use frozen for a thicker smoothie)
1 tsp ground flax seed (optional)
1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
what to do:
1) Add all ingredients to a blender and process until everything is well mixed.
2) Serve immediately and enjoy!
Do you enjoy a good smoothie? What is your go-to? Let me know in the comments!