Start your day with a sweet and creamy apple banana green smoothie.
I made you guys a neon green smoothie today. You can thank fresh baby spinach for the beautiful lime green hue of this smoothie.
I’ve seen a ton of green smoothies on the interweb lately, so I decided to give it a go.
Don’t let the green color or the word “spinach” deter you from giving this recipe a try. If it weren’t for the green hue, you wouldn’t even know that this smoothie has spinach in it. All you taste is sweet apple and creamy banana. The spinach is there just to give this smoothie a boost of nutrients. If you have kids, this is a great way to sneak in veggies.
I loaded the blender with sweet gala apple slices, frozen banana, tender baby spinach, vanilla almond milk, protein-packed Greek yogurt and almonds. The apple and banana mask the flavor of the spinach, leaving you with a sweet, creamy smoothie.
Let’s learn a little bit about spinach, shall we?
Spinach is rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins, and minerals. It’s packed with vitamin A, C, E, and K. It’s also rich in iron and calcium and contains a significant amount of lutein. All of these essential vitamins and minerals promote immune and bone health, cell growth, healthy skin, and a boost of energy.
Combine spinach with fresh fruit, and you have yourself a super smoothie. Rich, creamy, and slightly sweet, this smoothie is sure to please.
- 1 small or half of a large apple, peeled and cored
- 1 frozen banana
- ⅓ cup vanilla almond milk
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- 1 cup or generous handful of baby spinach
- 2 tablespoons raw almonds
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Place all of the ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth.