1.03.2015

PB & J Smoothie Recipe

If your holiday season was anything like mine then you ate a LOT of food during the past few weeks.  If you're old enough then you may have also consumed at least your fair share of alcohol.  I honestly don't think that anyone should feel bad about indulging over the holidays.  Eat what you want.  Revel with friends and family.  Nap as much as you can.  However, the reason I don't feel bad about doing these things is that eventually I know I'll get myself back together.  With a New Year comes a chance for renewal and what deserves a renewal more than your digestive system right about now?

healthy eating, smoothies, spinach

Enter the smoothie.  My fruit intake was coming mostly from pie and I didn't do much better with the vegetables.  I've made a smoothie just about every day this week.  This one seriously tastes like you are drinking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


Ingredients:
2 c spinach
2 c unsweetened almond milk
2 c red grapes
2 bananas
4 tbsp peanut butter


First, blend the spinach and almond milk together.


Add the grapes and bananas.  Blend until smooth.  Then blend in the peanut butter.  This makes two good sized smoothies so halve the recipe if you're just making it for yourself.


The original recipe for this is actually the Almond Butter and "Jelly" Smoothie on the Simple Green Smoothies website.  They have TONS of super easy smoothie recipes over there so you should definitely check them out.  This is an easy and yummy way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe?  Please leave a comment and let me know if you do.  I'm now obsessed with making smoothies and I want to try some other kinds!

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice

4 comments:

  1. We LOVE making smoothies. Tommy's favorite consists of greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, one banana, mandarin oranges, and coconut milk. Sometimes I sneak some spinach in there too (don't tell-- he has yet to notice!) TJ's favorite is coconut milk, greek yogurt, frozen mango, mandarin oranges, and pineapple. I honestly have never measured any of my ingredients. I just start tossing whatever I have available into the blender.

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    1. Oh, maybe I'll try frozen mango! I also made one with blueberries in it, which turned the entire thing dark purple...there was a TON of spinach in that one and it was impossible to tell. Ha ha!

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  2. The smothie looks great ! Whenever I do one I just throw everything I have in the fridge inside the blender.. hahahah but next time I'm gonna follow your recipe !

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    1. Let me know how you like it! It seriously tasted like I put a sandwich in the blender. :)

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