wild blueberry, banana, and spinach smoothie (gf + df)
makes about 2 cups
This is the smoothie you see baby dancing to in my insta-stories. It’s the one I make most often for myself and the kids. I love it because it has a good amount of greens, blueberries full of antioxidants, creaminess from the banana, almond butter as a source of protein, and fat from coconut oil. I drink it so much I have a hard time describing the taste, but it’s got a buttery, nutty, blueberry vibe and the iron-rich spinach just disappears into the mix. I love having it for breakfast or as an on-the-go snack. When I make it for the kids, I’ll sometimes add more banana or throw in a date to give it that extra fibre and sweetness. For those observing Ramadhan, this could be a great option for Sehri (the pre-dawn meal). You can use this recipe as a template and then play with the amounts depending on what you’re looking for.
Do you have a standard go-to smoothie? I’m curious what other people make. If you’d like, share the ingredients you use most often below! Hope you like this one. It’s a big hit in my house.
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup plant milk of choice (I like almond or coconut)
1 cup frozen wild or regular blueberries
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp coconut oil
3 ice cubes
Add the spinach and plant milk to a high-speed blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds – this ensures you don’t have any leafy pieces in your drink. Then add the blueberries, banana, almond butter, coconut oil, and ice cubes and blend till everything is smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Check the consistency and add more milk or filtered water if you would like it less thick. This smoothie will stay fresh in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for at least a day.
I like to freeze all my brown and speckled bananas (without the peel) and use them for my smoothies. It saves them from going bad and frozen bananas make smoothies super creamy.
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