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Creamy Green Smoothie

by jenny sansouci on April 4, 2011

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 banana

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?




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rebecca April 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Jenny – First off, I love your new site! Second, the photo of this smoothie is making my mouth water! I too love green smoothies and this is something I can easily “whip up.” Can you tell me more about maca powder? I don’t think I’ve heard of it. Also, do you think using almond milk would be a decent substitute for the coconut water if I didnt have that on hand at home? Or is that too milky?
thanks!

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jenny sansouci April 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm

yes – you can absolutely use almond milk! in this particular smoothie, the banana, maca & almond butter make it creamy, but adding almond milk would give it an extra creamy sensation:)

maca powder is made from the maca root & is an ancient superfood– gives you strength, energy & endurance! only use a little, though — it gives you quite the energy boost (supposedly it was used by Incan warriors before battle)!

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