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
- 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
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!
Vicki Santillano is the associate editor at WorldLifestyle, a health and wellness website for women. She writes about nutrition, emotional wellbeing, inspiration, wanderlust, and everything in between. You can find her on Twitter.