Guess what? I’m treating you all today to another “green” smoothie, yaaay! No, I didn’t use grass in this smoothie, in-case the above photo confused you. This is a simple but very nutritious spinach smoothie paired with some omega rich nutty ingredients.
This smoothie is chock full of nutrition. It’s a great smoothie for your body, skin & hair. Did you know that walnut butter contains a significant amount of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, almost 9 times more than the closet nut? Walnuts are also great for boosting metabolism so more calories can be burned. GO WALNUTS! We all know the benefits of flax seeds, bananas and spinach, pair those ingredients with some almond milk and some walnut butter and you have yourself one nutritious breakfast or lunch.
I seriously can’t get enough of my green smoothies. They are the best on-the-go way to get your veggies and omega’s in. I love this one especially because it’s a nutritional powerhouse and has tons of protein that keeps me filled up for hours. I like to drink this one post workout or before I work a grueling 3-hour hot lunch shift at the kid’s school.
This smoothie is not super sweet tasting like my other green smoothies because it does not contain any fruits except a banana. I like a break from a sweet smoothie every once in a while. This one is creamy with a nice nutty flavor that goes down ever so smoothly.
Spinach power smoothie:
recipe adapted from Green Monster Movement
- 1 cup almond milk, or milk of your choice
- 2 cups packed spinach
- 1 large banana
- 1 tablespoon walnut butter or nut butter of your choice
- 2 tablespoons flax seed
- 3-5 ice cubes
1 cup of almond milk
1 tablespoon nut butter
2 tablespoons flax seed
2 firmly packed cups of spinach
Toss in a few ice cubes to taste
Blend away till smooth, pour into a glass and enjoy!