I am not quite ready to go for the real green smoothies with all those green veggies and such, but I do love a yummy fruit smoothie. I recently realized, by chance, that I can add a whole TON of fresh baby spinach to just about any smoothie without changing the flavor! How awesome is that!? I get to add all sorts of nutritional value to my smoothies, without many calories!
Baby Spinach is very high in vitamins K, C, and A. It also has high calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium content too. So, I think I can get over the green color if I am gaining all that awesomeness!
My favorite “green” smoothie is my Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie. I slice and freeze my bananas ahead of time so I don’t have to add ice to get the “frosty” texture (which then waters down the smoothie later). I toss one frozen banana, one cup of vanilla almond milk, two tablespoons of powdered peanut butter (see more about this below), and two large handfuls of baby spinach in the blender. Yummo!
So, what’s the deal with the powdered Peanut Butter? I was turned on to this little gem by one of my dear friends. You can find it in the whole foods section and it comes in regular and chocolate flavor. It has less than half the fat content of regular peanut butter and it is super convenient for smoothies.
One smoothie is only 4 WW Plus Points, and keeps me full all morning!