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February 19, 2014

There’s a certain pride that comes with starting the morning with a green smoothie. I love knowing that, no matter what french fries or frozen yogurt might come my way later, at least I had a nutrient-packed breakfast. This green smoothie recipe is sneakily healthy — it tastes more like a subtly sweet banana and almond butter milkshake. The almond butter and flax seeds provide protein and heart-healthy fats, which are essential for a breakfast that keeps you satisfied and energized for hours.

Protein-Packed Green Smoothie With Banana And Almond Butter

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Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen spinach
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoons natural almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup water (or a little less if you like thicker smoothies)
  • 2 teaspoons flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Combine everything in a blender.

Blend on high speed until everything is blended together. (This might take a little longer than usual because of the dates.)

Pour into two glasses, or two mason jars if you’re sipping on the go, and enjoy!

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