Green Monster Smoothie

I’ve been experimenting with green smoothies recently. They are fantastic because you can use virtually any combination of fruits you have on hand and despite what you might think, the spinach isn’t very noticeable except for its vibrant green color (and the boost of nutrients you’ll be getting). It’s an easy way to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet without even realizing it.

You can peel your fruits if you wish, but that’s time consuming business and anyway, the flecks of peel kind of look like confetti for your smoothie. (Win.) You can top this one with a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of nutmeg, or have it the way I did… turkey bacon crumbles!

 

Green Monster Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 nectarine, sliced
  • 1 apple, cored (I used Fuji)
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1½ cups spinach
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice (or water)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

 

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of honey to taste. You may want to crush 2 or 3 ice cubes in the blender as well or leave the smoothie a few minutes in the freezer before serving for a frostier texture.

 

4 comments

  1. Lori Walton says:

    I’ve been debating trying a green smoothie and your beautiful photography may just convince me to try this recipe!

  2. Denise Chaffin says:

    I’ve been playing with the green smoothie for a few years now and I had not tried nectarines! Thanks for the idea. Try cutting your fruit and putting it in the freezer first. If you like fresh fruit, those little ‘cuties’ are nice, peeled and thrown in, also frozen bananas are a nice addition and add a creamy sweetness to any smoothie without the processed sugar or honey (although I do use local honey to build immunity to allergy symptoms when I have it.) I have to admit adding meat of any kind doesn’t sound appealing, but viva la difference! lol Our favorite is banana and blueberries with green or red lettuce (and lots of it!) Adds variety to traditional salads! 🙂 Thanks for a nicely done website, too! Looking forward to more of your experiments. 🙂

  3. Ashley says:

    I have been seeing a version of this all over! I just bought my spinach today, and I am headed to make one right now. I plan on adding frozen fruit w/ fresh bananas, strawberries and pineapple. I might have to purchase some flax seed to add to it as well. It isn’t bad to have both servings, right?!?! Great looking website, too!

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