This smoothie is packed with spinach. But despite the bright green color, if you close your eyes you would never know!
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While we are on the topic of food contests, I entered a chili contest on Saturday and came in second by 2 votes! Want the recipe? It’s the spiced up version of my dad’s chili recipe, found HERE.
But wait, there have been other battles going on lately. As you know I’ve already tackled my fear of adding spinach to a smoothie with the berry spinach smoothie, but next was the green spinach smoothie affectionately named the Green Monster – you cannot hide from the spinach-green color of this one!
Despite the green-ness, my reaction to this smoothie may have even been better than to the non-green spinach-containing smoothie. It was creamy and slightly sweet without a single sign of spinach, other than the color. I loved it so much I even made a red spinach version!
This was the first combination I tried, with a little pineapple in there. Second time I tried with mango and couldn’t taste much of a difference. But I have seen many other additions like those from green vibrance floating around other blogs and I plan to test them out as well. For now I was very pleased with this one and plan on making it again. Spinach, for the win!
Smoothies are so versatile you really can put just about anything in them. Check out my DIY smoothie post for mixing ideas. Protein powder is another way to modify smoothies, and the extra protein helps fuel your day.
Post updated 9/30/20, photo above is the original.
- 1/2 frozen sliced banana
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple or mango
- 1/2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 cups baby spinach (more or less)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Source: Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats.