Tag Archives: Green Smoothie

Banana Pear Green Smoothie

21 Jan

Our new blender is amazing! We had to purchase a new one because sadly broke our second blender. I think it’s because we’re either a.) constantly using it and they can’t handle the intensity or b.) we have awful luck with blenders. Either way, we decided it would be a smart decision to invest in a durable one. We REALLY wanted a Vita-mix, but they are obviously out of our price range. So we opted for the Oster Versa blender. This baby is high speed, high tech, and has a 7 year guaranteed warrantee. We knew it would be a good blender if it was backed with that kinda warranty. So after shopping around we ended up buying it! So thankful we did, because we were going through smoothie withdrawal until it arrived in the mail. Now that it’s in our possession we’ve gotten some crazy smoothie inspiration. So here’s our newest take on the green smoothie fad.

Ingredients:
1 pear
1 frozen banana
1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon ground flax (can omit)
1 cup spinach
1 large handful of kale
12 ice cubes

Directions:
1. Add everything to blender and blend.

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Such a bold green color. This shows just how many great nutrients are packed into this smoothie! Enjoy this smoothie as a snack or for your morning breakfast! It would be great paired with an egg white omelet or hot bowl of oatmeal.

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Green Monster Smoothie.. In a Bowl

1 Jan

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a fabulous New Years celebrating with your family & friends! We certainly did, bringing in the New Years with some of our favorites. Of course a New Year brings new goals and resolutions. Our big new years resolution is to use less artificial sweeteners! Slowly but surely we’ll somehow manage to cut them out in 2013! We recently purchased agave and have started using it to sweeten instead of equal or splenda. If anything, we want to use more of the natural sweeteners that aren’t considered as bad for you. What are some of your New Years resolutions? What greater way to end 2012 and start 2013 than with a green smoothie!

We love making green smoothies. And why might that be you ask? Because they are JAMMED packed with nutrients and other good stuff! Our basic green smoothie recipe usually includes a few handfuls of spinach, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, a tablespoon of better than peanut butter, 1/2 tablespoon flax seed, and about 12 ice cubes. These are so easy to drink for breakfast or a snack when on the go. However, this time we decided it would be kinda fun to eat it out of a bowl. Sometimes I feel a smoothie is more filling when you are not just mindlessly sipping on it. Does anyone else feel this way? Furthermore, We have noticed a few other bloggers trying out this smoothie in a bowl concept. So that is how the creation of the green monster smoothie bowl came about.

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We followed the same basic green smoothie recipe as listed above, but added additional toppings as well for more crunch. Here’s what we added, but the options are endless!

Our Toppings:
Blackberries
Fresh Cranberries
2 Tbsp Granola
Flax Seed

Throw everything in a blender besides the toppings and puree until desired consistency. Then pour into a bowl and add toppings!