Green Dream Smoothie

A Healthy Plant-Based Whole Food Smoothie

I don’t know about you but I can’t go the entire morning without at least two breakfasts. I’ve always eaten 5-7 smaller meals/snacks per day, even prior to going plant-based. There was an episode of “The Office” a few years back where Pam was pregnant and Kevin talked about how he had started eating his meals with Pam a lot. Not all of them, just second breakfast, lunch, second lunch, and first dinner. I had to chuckle at that because he was describing my life!

Green Dream Smoothie

Green Dream Smoothie shown with Cinnamon Cherry Oil-Free Granola

That’s how I roll. I typically eat a bowl of cereal or oatmeal at home, and then have something else mid-morning like a soy latte, a piece of homemade veggie bread, or some raw carrots. Or I make a smoothie, like this Green Dream Smoothie, drink it on the way to work, and then have my cereal or oatmeal mid-morning.

This Green Dream smoothie gives a healthy, refreshing burst of nutrients from the fresh fruits and leafy greens, along with a little bit of creaminess to thicken things up. Sometimes I change things up but lately this is pretty much what I’ve been sticking to.

If you prefer to eat your breakfast all in one sitting try this Green Dream Smoothie with a bowl of Cinnamon Cherry Oil-Free Granola (pictured above) and some fresh fruit. This smoothie isn’t just for breakfast and makes a healthy snack any time of the day.

Green Dream Smoothie

Green Dream Smoothie

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Green Dream Smoothie
 
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This refreshing smoothie packs in the nutrients for a healthy and tasty snack any time of the day.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ cup berries of your choice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk (can adjust this amount based on how thick or thin you like your smoothies)
  • Handful of ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add everything to your blender, set it to high and let ‘er rip until smooth.
Notes
We go through bananas pretty quickly in this house and I can’t always ensure that I have one at the proper level of ripeness or even one at all sometimes! What I do is buy a bunch of bananas (and forbid anyone from touching them), wait until they ripen, slice them into 1” sections and then freeze them. Then I always have bananas of the perfect ripeness on hand when I need them. Warning: don’t freeze the bananas if they are wet. I cut them once on a wet cutting board and threw them into a freezer bag. Now I have a rock-solid mass of stuck together bananas that are not fun to separate.

 

 

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