Meet my go-to smoothie!
It takes the timeless combo of strawberry & banana, adds a twist of peanut butter and the nutritional boosts of spinach and flax seeds. What more could you ask for in a quick and easy breakfast or snack?
I love sneaking greens into smoothies because let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t feel like chewing on a big ol’ salad like a cow chewing cud. But, effectively sneaking in greens undetected requires a bit of finesse. The general proportion I use is 2 parts fruit to 1 part greens. So in this case, the strawberries and bananas were about 2 servings of fruit to 1 serving of spinach (okay, maybe slightly less than the recommended serving). Nevertheless, the end result is a smoothie that doesn’t compromise on taste while providing a little extra green to your day.
- Strawberries are high in Potassium and Vitamin C.
- Bananas are high in Potassium, fiber and Vitamin B-6.
- Spinach is high in Vitamins A and C.
- Flax seed is a good source of fiber, protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s best to eat ground flax seed (versus whole) as your body will absorb more of the nutrients and digest it easier. (source)
As you can see in the pictures, this recipe features a zero waste tip: ditch plastic straws and sip your drinks with a stainless steel straw!
- 8 medium strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 frozen banana, slightly defrosted
- 1 cup non-dairy milk or water (less liquid for a thicker smoothie)
- 1 tsp. natural peanut butter
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 1-2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
- Chop the berries and banana and tear the spinach into smaller pieces.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass (metal straw optional, but highly recommended) and enjoy!
Calories: 234 Fat: 8 g Potassium: 610 mg Carbohydrates: 36 g Fiber: 9 g Sugar: 18 g Protein: 6 g
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