After an exhausting afternoon this past weekend shopping for the boys, I treated myself to one of my favorite smoothies at the outlet mall. Made with strawberries, a banana, and vanilla frozen yogurt, it’s not particularly healthy, but man, is it tasty.
While I was paying, I noticed a small sign advertising a green smoothie and took note of the ingredients: vanilla frozen yogurt, spinach, banana, and a touch of honey. I’ve tossed some frozen kale into Levi’s homemade berry smoothies, but I never tried blending a full-on green smoothie before.
My version had spinach, (frozen) bananas and honey, but I swapped the frozen yogurt for unsweetened almond milk and unflavored organic whey protein powder. I also added a couple of ice cubes and then a splash of water because the mixture was too thick for the blender.
I’m happy to report that my first attempt a green smoothie was a success. That is, it tasted mostly like bananas and not at all like spinach. However, adding a handful of this and pouring a bit of that yielded way too much smoothie for just one person, and I’ve yet to find a way to best save smoothie leftovers. Any ideas?
When I determine the exact amount of each ingredient, I’ll be sure to share them with you. For now, however, you can guesstimate how much you need to whip up your own green smoothie. And if you figure out the proper measurements for a single serving, let me know!
Also, if you have a different favorite green smoothie, please leave the recipe in the comments below. I see myself mixing up a lot of breakfast smoothies this summer!