Fact: Most of my green smoothies turn out brownish-purple, army green or nasty brown (yes, that’s a real color name in my book).
I’ve seen so many pictures of green smoothies on Pinterest that are a light green and they look so refreshing, healthy and well, like a green smoothie. So I decided to take a break from my super antioxidant berries (which turn my smoothies these disgusting colors) and make one with pears, bananas, almond milk, greek yogurt and spinach.
The result was a creamy, mild-tasting and very filling green smoothie. Truly, the closest thing to comfort food you can get in a green smoothie. And photo-worthy, I must add.
Funny thing is, my green-smoothie loving kids weren’t fans. They like the pukey-colored smoothies better (probably because it’s sweeter). Yet I think this is a great smoothie to have in the afternoon and will be making one at least once a week for myself to enjoy and pack in some protein.
Green Smoothie : Spinach + Pear + Banana
This smoothie is very creamy and chock full of protein from the yogurt and almond milk. It has a more mild taste compared to my favorite smoothie, and is a nice way to add variety into the smoothie routine. Makes 2 servings.
1 banana (frozen banana will make it colder)
2 cups spinach
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
Blend spinach and almond milk together for 30 seconds. Next add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy. If it’s not sweet enough for you, add some honey. That’s what I did and it was oh, so good.