Healthy Green Smoothie

Earlier in the week I showed you one of my favorite juicing recipes, the apple, kale, celery, grapefruit Power Juice. I love juicing but love making green smoothies just as much. What’s on the menu today?  A spinach, banana and peanut butter green smoothie.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

I know what you’re thinking. IT’S GREEN. You know what I’m thinking? IT’S DELICIOUS! 🙂 If you haven’t tried a green smoothie yet let this be THE ONE to try. It is so tasty. Yes, it is green – but it is a full of a variety of vitamins and nutrients.

Here is what you’ll need: Unsweetened almond milk, plain nonfat greek yogurt, local honey, banana (preferably frozen), fresh spinach and Just Great Stuff (powdered peanut butter – PB2 is another brand).  Have you heard of powdered peanut butter – it has 90% LESS FAT than regular peanut butter but with all the same great flavor.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

First, add the greek yogurt and a greek yogurt container full of almond milk to the blender. Starting with the wet/liquid ingredients will make it is on the blender to combine everything.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green SmoothieBlend it up!

Then add 2 tbsp of the powdered peanut butter… You can start with 1tbsp and taste it to see if you want to add another tbsp or not. 2 tbsp is only 45 calories. If you love peanut butter, add both tablespoons. 🙂

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

Blend, blend, blend.

Now add some lovely green spinach. I just grab two giant handfuls and toss it in.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green SmoothieLook at that bright green color. 🙂 Keep blending…

Now add a frozen banana and a small squeeze of honey.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

You can add more honey if you’d like it sweeter. Sometimes I leave the honey out altogether.

Next pour and enjoy!

If you like bananas and peanut butter you will love this. Sometimes I feel like I am getting a treat or “cheating” it is so good.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Green Smoothie

I always feel so good when I start my day out with a smoothie or a juice. I get the benefits of fruits and vegetables and the yogurt helps keep me full until my morning snack.

Have you tried this recipe yet? What do you think?

{Cassie}

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