Green Smoothie Breakfast Drink Recipe

Yields: 1-2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Greens

  • 2 cups packed spinach or kale (or a mix)

Fruit

  • 1 frozen banana (provides sweetness and creaminess)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango or pineapple (or a mix of berries)

Liquid

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, or water

Boosters (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, peanut, etc.)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or unflavored)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, flaxseeds, or hemp seeds
  • A pinch of cinnamon or ginger

Instructions

1. Prep your ingredients: Wash and roughly chop your greens. If using fresh fruit, peel, slice, and freeze for a thicker consistency.

2. Combine in a high-powered blender: Add all the ingredients starting with the leafy greens, followed by the fruit, liquid, and any optional boosters.

3. Blend until smooth: Start on low speed and gradually increase the speed until the smoothie is creamy and well-combined. This could take 30 seconds to a minute.

4. Adjust consistency: If the smoothie is too thick, add a bit more liquid. If too thin, add a handful of ice. Blend again.

5. Taste and tweak: Give your smoothie a taste. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten the flavors or a dash of honey or maple syrup if it needs extra sweetness.

6. Enjoy immediately: Pour into a glass and serve.

Tips

Experiment: Have fun experimenting with different greens, fruits, and flavor additions.

Freeze your fruit: Frozen fruit creates a thicker, colder smoothie.

Add-ins: For extra creaminess, try a dollop of yogurt or a chunk of avocado.

Make ahead: Blend your smoothie the night before and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Give it a quick shake before serving.

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