Lately I’ve been wanting my green smoothies to be extra creamy. Maybe it’s a comfort thing. Maybe I’ve been eating a lot of crunchy things at other meals and need to balance it out. Either way, all that matters is that I get a smoothie full of creamy, nutrition-packed love.
Green smoothies are one of my favorite breakfasts (especially during the spring and summer) because you get a whole salad’s worth of dark leafy greens in one scrumptious drink. I usually use a big, heaping handful of kale or spinach, and play with the other ingredients as necessary. Here’s one of my latest favorites. This smoothie is creamy, dreamy and intensely delicious.
1 big handful of kale
1 spoonful of almond butter
1 shake of maca powder
A few ice cubes
Coconut water (amount varies depending on desired consistency)
The amounts aren’t exact because I never measure things when it comes to smoothies. If you want your smoothie thinner, use more coconut water. Thicker, less coconut water.
If you have a Vitamix, you can whip this thing up in less than 30 seconds. Enjoy this smoothie about 1 hour before a workout. There’s maca for energy, almond butter for protein, banana for potassium, coconut water for hydration and kale for endless vitamins and minerals. Drink it and thrive!
What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?