A perfect blend of sweet and tart, which will leave your taste buds begging for more!
The mix of tangy blueberries and a sugary banana compliment each other nicely, and of course I snuck in some greens! Hemp seeds and nut butter provide protein power, excellent for a pre or post exercise snack or a light meal.
One smoothie is loaded with nutrients, fiber (insoluble and soluble), vitamins E, K, C, B, healthy fats, potassium, choline and phytonutrients to name a few…no big deal.
It’s a great recipe for introducing green smoothies to a green smoothie newbie, no one will ever know there is spinach in it
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sun butter or tahini)
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- handful baby spinach leaves
- 1-2 dates, pitted (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend away!
Blend ahead of time and have one now and one for later!
Tips for storing green smoothies:
-Use a glass jar with a lid such as a mason jar to store your smoothie. Try not to use plastic!
-Fill the jar all the way up to the top leaving no room for air! Exposure to air will make the fruit and vegetables oxidize rapidly causing discoloration and damage to nutrients. You can even add a splash of fresh lemon juice to further slow oxidation.
-Store in the refrigerator for 1-3 days. I admit, they don’t taste as good on the third day, but it’s better than nothing!
Hey Crissy, as always, another great recipe. I’m especially glad to read your storage hints. My technique hasn’t been best! Thanks a bunch. XO