Thursday, March 22, 2012
A Green Smoothie That Actually Tastes Good
I'm the kind of girl who likes to eat french toast or banana bread with bourbon and chocolate for breakfast. When I'm feeling healthy I'll make a fruit and yogurt parfait, but that's about as healthy as I get first thing in the morning. I made a green smoothie with kale in it once in my life, and I promptly dumped it down the kitchen sink. But this week I decided it was time to give it another go, so I tried this green smoothie that Joy the Baker swears doesn't taste like spinach and kale. And it doesn't! This smoothie is so delicious, and coming from someone who considers chocolate and legitimate breakfast food, you know it has to be good. I've eaten this for breakfast every day this week, and it fills me up and tastes yummy. I'm a green smoothie convert!
Kale Spinach Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
1/2 cup chopped kale leaves
1/2 cup chopped spinach leaves, thick stems removed
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 frozen banana, cut into 2-inch chunks
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 tsp honey
1 1/2 Tbsp peanut butter
In a blender, mix kale, spinach, milk and yogurt until no large green pieces remain. Stop blender and add banana. Mix until incorporated. Stop blender and add flax seed, honey, and peanut butter. Blend until thoroughly combined.
source: recipe adapted from Joy the Baker Cookbook