Green Superfood Smoothie

Green Superfood Smoothie

Note: My cookbook, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, is now available for pre-order!

A smoothie a day has been my modus operandi as of late. Due in large part to smoothies playing a role in the probiotics cookbook, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, I’m writing, there have been all sorts of variations of fruit and green smoothies for me to whip up and taste test. So far, many have been very palatable, while others…not so much.  In light of Saint Paddy’s Day coming soon, I wanted to share one of my favorite green superfood smoothies.

This superfood smoothie is pretty much a well-balanced meal in a glass. It includes spinach (or kale), avocado, blueberries and almond milk which are all nutrient dense superfoods. Plus yogurt (probiotics) and bananas (yum!). The balance of omega fatty acids, protein, vitamins and fructose make for a healthful meal in a cup. And it’s green!

Green Superfood Smoothie

If you’re looking for a tasty and easy way of getting a high concentration of nutrients, particularly in the morning or after a workout, this smoothie is perfect. If you’re looking for something green to drink on St. Patrick’s Day (other than green beer of course), this green smoothie also makes the cut.

So, friends, you can be my little taste testers and tell me: does this smoothie make the cut for my cookbook, Delicious Probiotic Drinks? If you try it, give me your expert or amateur green smoothie opinion!

Green Superfood Smoothie

Green Superfood Smoothie

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 1 in frozen banana chopped small chunks
  • ½ cup blueberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt plus frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach chopped, or kale leaves
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ cup almond milk

Instructions

  1. Throw it all into a blender and blend until completely smooth (and thick!)

Recipe Notes

This smoothie turns out very thick. Add more almond milk if you would prefer a thinner consistency.

Green Superfood Smoothie

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Comments

  1. melissa d

    I tried the smoothie this morning. I have added avocado to smoothies lots of times. I know it may sound weird to some people but its really very good and helps me feel full longer. Ithink its a good idea to put together a probiotic cookbook because a lot of people suffer from candida – myself included. I think its a good idea to have a drinks/smoothie section in your cook book.

    1. Julia Post author

      Melissa, thanks so much for trying it and for your feedback! I love the health benefits of green smoothies and am happy to try various recipes myself, so feel free to send some my way! I have heard candida can be quite the struggle so I’m sending a big hug your way. It’s great that you are controling it through your diet, so my hat’s off to you!

  2. Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking}

    You’re writing a probiotic cookbook???!!!! So awesome… I NEED that book now. I can’t wait until it’s published – I’ll be your first customer! 🙂

    I’ll give this a try early next week, but from the looks of the recipe, I know I’m going to like it. I have to buy a blender this weekend. I stopped doing smoothies because my hubs old smoothie maker sucks to use for small amounts. Anyway, I need to start incorporating more yogurt into my diet, and there’s no better/easier way to do that than a smoothie, right?! Plus, you can sneak all kinds of other nutrients in there while you’re at it! 🙂

  3. Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking}

    Hi Julia! I’ve enjoyed your smoothie recipe for the last 2 days on a row! I’m going to make it a normal part of my routine for sure. I’m in the process of removing insoluble fibers from my diet – which means no more whole grain toast with almond butter for breakfast. I thought smoothies would be the way to go!

    I used greek yogurt and 1/4 cup of blueberries. Yesterday, my hubs threw in 1 whole cup of blueberries, and I’m like, wait a minute… isnt this supposed to be green?! lol. It was so yummy either way, but today it looked like your photo at least. 😉

    I ran the ingredients through my calorie app and it comes out at 401 calories (with 1 oz of spinach) for anyone that’s interested.

    Thanks for the delicious recipe!!

    1. Julia Post author

      I’m so glad you like it, Rachel!! It definitely kept me full for hours after I had one. I’m pretty new to green smoothies so I’m always looking for tasty recipes. Feel free to share any others you’ve tried with me! Thanks a bunch for the nutrition facts…I should probably be taking the time to do this! 🙂

      1. Sebastien

        I am drinking one right now, no modifications to the recipe. It is TO DIE FOR. The color is amazing! I’ll definitely be trying more of your stuff!

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