Happy Thursday! If you follow me on Instagram, you know my latest passion is finding ways to transform fresh fruits and veggies into delicious drinks. So many of you seem to enjoy my juice recipes. However, a few of y'all have mentioned that you only have blenders. Today, I've got you covered. The Coconut and Banana Green Smoothie is one of my absolute favorite smoothies. Why? It's packed with fruits, veggies and is downright delicious. And the best part? It's super filling. 10-12 oz of this will keep you turbo charged for hours. And because it contains bananas, this is a great drink to fuel your workout.
I'm a big fan of green smoothies. While fruit smoothies are healthy (in moderation) I like knowing that I'm taking in those good ole healthy leafy greens as well. If you're looking to use smoothies or juice for weight loss, you have to be mindful of the calorie count. Fruits contains loads more calories and sugars than vegetables. An entire bag of spinach contains less calories than just one banana. So be careful when you start packing in the fruits. You can actually gain weight without realizing what you're doing.
For this smoothie, you will need:
2-3 large handfuls of spinach (I sometimes use more)
1 frozen banana
1 cup of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Vanilla milk (way tastier than regular milk and only contains 80 calories per cup. Score!)
1 Tbsp of unsweetened coconut flakes
3-4 cubes of ice
I tend to start off blending my milk and bananas first and then adding the spinach and coconut flakes on top. Make sure you blend well to remove all the chunks. This recipe makes about 16 oz of smoothie.
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Until next time,