You don’t have a lot of money, you don’t have a lot of time, but you want to have a quick, easy, healthy breakfast that will keep you full until lunchtime.
We’ve all heard of the green smoothie. There are literally endless ways to make said green smoothie- some are made with kale, some with spinach, and some have crazy supplement ingredients to give you energy or make your hair shiny.
This recipe has five ingredients and you probably have most of them in your house already and if not, they are all affordable items you can find at your local grocery store.
If you’re like me and forget to eat breakfast because you are running around doing things and only realize when it’s noon and your stomach is growling like crazy, this green smoothie takes a minute to make and contains enough protein to keep you full and energized.
Okay, so here’s what you need to make this simple smoothie, which I believe is called ‘The Skinny Green Monster.’
- 1 small frozen ripe banana, peeled
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 tbsp Better n Peanut Butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
Throw it all in a blender, maybe add a few ice cubes if you like your smoothies extra cold, and you are good to go!
Oh, and if you are weirded out by the spinach in the smoothie, trust me, you literally cannot taste it. All of the other ingredients camouflage the spinach taste so there’s honestly no reason not to put it in so that you can reap all the benefits.
In case you were unaware, spinach is known for its nutritional qualities. Spinach has remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality, and improve the quality of the blood in your body.
Spinach is also really rich in iron, which is why it produces these results. It also contains vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid, as well as manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2.
So just throw the spinach in your smoothie already!
This healthy green smoothie is only 253.4 calories, 4.0 grams of fat, 38.6 grams of carbohydrates, 5.5 grams of fiber, 17.5 grams of protein, 18.4 grams of sugar, and 236.7 milligrams of sodium.
Would you make this simple green smoothie?
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