I used to start every day with a green smoothie. They are delicious and totally easy to make. One of the keys (in my opinion) to my successful gluten-free and mostly vegetarian diet is the sheer volume of greens I am getting every day. I shoot for a variety, eating greens at every meal. I usually start with spinach in my morning smoothie, enjoy some mixed greens for lunch, and have kale or swiss chard for dinner.
Today, I share a basic green smoothie recipe that you can adjust and add-to with whatever is in your produce and spice drawers.
Basic Green Smoothie
1 banana, sliced into 1-inch chunks and frozen
2 cups spinach (organic, of course)
1 T nut butter
1 c non-dairy milk
1 t cinnamon (or other spice)
Add-ins as desired
Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth. Drink.
For substitutions, you can replace the spinach with kale. If you are less adventurous, replace the spinach with romaine lettuce. You can also swap the cinnamon for another spice and add in other fruit or even vegebables (like pureed squash or pumpkin). Adjust it to your tastes!
But whatever you do, drink it. Enjoy it. Repeat daily.
What is your favorite green smoothie recipe?