Freezer Meal Recipes: Green Monster Smoothie Recipe
Perfect Green Smoothie for the Non-Veggie-Lovers!
I’ve tried a few other green smoothies and they actually tasted better than I expected, but they still didn’t taste great. If you know me, you know I’m not a big fan of salad, so drinking something that kinda tastes like salad just isn’t something I can stick with. I still liked the idea of a shake for breakfast that included a veggie though, so I tried a few more.
This recipe is the best one I’ve tried so far. You can barely taste the spinach at all! It almost just tastes like a vanilla shake, with a touch of banana and slight peanut butter flavor. I’m not really a peanut butter fan either, but this works for me! Also, it easily keeps me full until lunch. No morning snack needed. Score!
When I find a good sale (under $0.45/lb) or red-banded bananas, I definitely buy more than one bunch! Then peel, slice, and freeze them. I also buy a big bag of spinach at Costco and if it starts getting old, I portion it and freeze it too. I also tried portioning and freezing all of the ingredients, except the milk, to try to simplify the morning process and that worked well too. It is nice to have most items portioned out and ready to go in advance! But all of that frozen stuff was a bit of a struggle for my poor blender.
So, I usually just stick with freezing the spinach and banana. I freeze them in one-serving portions, so I can just dump it in the blender. Also, the ingredients usually slide out of the bag pretty cleanly so the bags are easy to rinse and reuse.
I first found this recipe on Pinterest from Iowa Girl Eats. Thank you!
Here are a few more healthy smoothie recipes:
Please share your favorite combos, add-ins, and green smoothies in the comments!
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