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Wake up to this easy and delicious Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie ... it's the perfect way to power your day with a burst of nutrition!
Can you believe that summer is almost over? I'm kind of in denial, although I won't mind the cooler weather ... summer in Texas is hot!
Currently, I'm trying to take advantage of all the fresh fruits and veggies at my local farmers market and grocery store. And one of my favorite ways of using up that produce is in a smoothie.
Smoothies are a great nutrient-rich option for breakfast, after a workout, or any time of day. There are so many ways to make smoothies, too—they can include dairy, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, all blended in one yummy glass—so they never get boring.
I like to pack as much nutrition as possible into these yummy drinks, so I decided to give the classic strawberry banana yogurt smoothie a green twist! This Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie is so yummy, and if you're looking for the best green smoothie recipe for beginners this is it ... you won't even taste the spinach!
Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie
Have you ever had a green smoothie before? Personally, I love them! They're the perfect way to enjoy lots of fruits, veggies, and other nutrient packed ingredients (like yogurt, grains, and nuts) in one delicious drink.
My Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie recipe is super simple to make and so tasty. I think it's the best green smoothie recipe for beginners, too, since the spinach flavor is very mild. It may be green, but it really does taste like a classic strawberry banana smoothie ... with a little extra nutritional oomph!
This green smoothie starts with a nutritious base of creamy yogurt. I love using yogurt in my smoothies, because nutrition is more than counting calories, it's making each calorie count. And dairy does it!
Dairy foods (cow's milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.) pack a powerful nutrient punch with 9 essential nutrients, making them a healthy and delicious choice for smoothies and so much more. They're also packed with protein. At 8 grams of protein per glass, you would have to drink 8 cups of almond milk to match the protein in just 1 cup of cow's milk! Visit Dairy Discovery Zone to learn more.
This protein-packed green smoothie is the perfect thing to power you through a busy day whether you enjoy it for breakfast on the go or after an intense workout!
How to Make a Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie
You are going to love this green smoothie recipe with spinach, strawberries, and bananas. It's fast to make, nutritious, and the lightly-sweet flavor is sure to please even the pickiest eaters!
This fresh green smoothie recipe couldn't be easier to make. You'll start by layering yogurt, almond butter, strawberries, bananas, and spinach in a blender.
Once you've added your ingredients to the blender, simply puree everything until smooth. Make sure to scrape down the sides a few times and give everything a quick mix or two, if necessary (turning off the blender first, of course).
Keep pureeing until all that's left of the spinach are tiny green flecks. It should only take a few minutes.
After all that work (just kidding, it's so easy!), your amazing strawberry banana spinach smoothie with yogurt is ready to drink. Definitely the best part, right?
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe makes about 2.5 cups total, enough for two small smoothies (perfect for a snack or for smaller appetites) or one large smoothie (perfect for a breakfast or a meal replacement).
Now that you know how to make this Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie in just minutes, serve it for breakfast or for a delicious snack any time of day!
Loved this Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie?
Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie
- 1 cup yogurt (I used nonfat, but any kind will work.)
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 small banana, sliced
- 2 cups lightly packed spinach, roughly chopped
- Layer ingredients in a blender in this order: yogurt, almond butter, strawberries, banana, and spinach.
- Blend until smooth, stopping to stir and/or scrape down sides of the blender as needed.
- Serve smoothie immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to drink. Enjoy!
What is your favorite smoothie recipe?