Smoothies are a refreshing treat any time of the day (or night)! They make a wonderful meal replacement, snack, pre- or post-workout drink, and can even be made sweet enough to be considered dessert. This easy green smoothie is perfect anytime, and it’s something that the whole family will love.
As with any smoothie, the ingredients here can be altered to fit your own tastes or nutritional needs. I’m sharing my suggestions for this particular recipe, as it’s one that I make often and my kids beg me to make more! I would love to hear what you think after you try it out.
- 1-2 frozen bananas
- 5 strawberries (you can even leave on their green tops!)
- 1 cup milk (almond, coconut, cow's milk, or whatever you prefer)
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 large handful fresh spinach leaves
- 1 Tbsp honey (optional)
- Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
- Makes enough for 2-3 people. For larger portions or for more people, ingredients can be doubled.
I love that you can’t even taste the spinach in this. It gives the smoothie a distinct greenish look, but that’s about it! I have noticed that using a high power blender, like a Vitamix, really breaks it down so you won’t get little spinach leaves stuck in your teeth while enjoying this green smoothie.
With my paleo meals, I sometimes feel like something is missing. I usually have a solid meat and vegetable option, but it’s just lacking more. Pairing a smoothie like this with the hearty meal gives a nice balance. The sweetness almost makes it feel like dessert, but with no guilt. It’s nourishing, and the chia seeds actually make me feel full longer, too.
If you’re interested in trying another yummy smoothie, check out my Blueberry Banana Surprise recipe.
Another fun take on this recipe would be to make it into popsicles. Kids and adults alike LOVE eating frozen treats, and this one will not disappoint! For a little extra fun, you could add in a whole blueberry to the tip of the popsicle before filling the mold, or stick a couple of chocolate chips in there. The possibilities are endless, really.