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Orange You Glad I Said Banana Green Smoothie

I love having this green smoothie for breakfast. My boys even like this one, because the orange and banana flavors cover up the “green” taste.  This always gives us extra energy, and it keeps us full until lunch. It’s also fast to make, and portable. So this green smoothie is perfect for busy mornings.

Green Smoothie

I wanted to add veggies to our smoothies, because is there an easier way to get kids to eat vegetables than by liquefying and making them undetectable? But other green smoothies always had an after-taste that reminded me of the scent of fresh lawn clippings. I’m not a fan of eating grass, and I knew my boys would never drink those smoothies. So I experimented until I came up with a healthy green smoothie combination that also tasted good.

You’ll need one frozen banana, one peeled orange, one cup of fresh spinach, one cup of vanilla yogurt and one cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Green Smoothie Ingredients

You can use regular milk also, which I do sometimes. The almond milk tastes just a little better, I think. As for the yogurt, use your favorite brand and variety. I use Dannon Light and Fit yogurt. For the frozen bananas, I buy a bunch at the store every week, peel them, break them in half and freeze them in a Ziploc. Using frozen bananas eliminates the need for adding ice to your smoothie. You can also add sweetener to this green smoothie if you want to kick up the flavor a notch. Plain old sugar works. Honey, maple syrup or stevia are healthier options. I usually use a tablespoon of honey when I make this for the boys.

To make the smoothie, just pulverize all the ingredients in your blender.. Then you’ll have a green smoothie that tastes more like an orangesicle than a cup of freshly squeezed Kentucky Bluegrass.

Green Smoothie Ingredients

This recipe makes four cups. I drink the whole smoothie, and it keeps me from getting hungry until lunch time. When I make it for the boys, I split it into two servings. It’s easy to halve the recipe too, if you want a smaller, single serving.

Green Smoothie

If you want to get some fresh fruits and veggies in your kids’ tummies, give this smoothie a try tomorrow morning.

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Green Smoothie with Orange and Banana

A green smoothie without the green taste!

Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Orange, peeled
  • 1 cup Fresh Spinach
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener Optional

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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16 Responses to Orange You Glad I Said Banana Green Smoothie

  1. LOL at the Kentucky blue grass and lawn clipping taste! I would definitely give these a try. I hadn’t thought how using frozen bananas eliminates the need for ice. You’re so clever!

  2. Lol. I know.. I hate that after taste too. I also do a lot of just fruit smoothies… I freeze most of my fruits when I get them and just throw them in the blender when ready.. Yum

  3. Heh, my toddler will drink any smoothie I place in front of her, spinach and all. Me, on the other hand–I need a smoothie like this to be able to ignore the fact that there’s anything but fruit in there 😉

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