It’s true. I *finally* climbed on board the green smoothie train. Choo! Choo!
In my mind, green smoothies have always had a reputation for being a little “out there”. You know, the kind of thing that weird, kooky, health-and-fitness freaks do. Or vegans. Tree huggers. Health nuts. I mean, regular people don’t drink copious amounts of spinach for breakfast. Right? That’s just not normal.
Maybe it was sitting in a studio with The Bailornator and a vat of green smoothie every week that got me started. I blame him for most things these days. Whatever it was, it turns out, if us regular people drank these on a regular basis, we’d all be doing a whole lot better. Not to mention we’d be hotter. If you’re struggling to get your Bailor-recommended 10 servings of non-starchy veggies crammed into every day, this is one easy-peasy way to achieve that. Without even realizing it – because this green smoothie – it tastes like a strawberry milkshake. And who wouldn’t want to drink one of those every day? Especially one that makes you burn off body fat. Yeah. I want some of that.
So I whipped this recipe up last weekend and have been taste-testing it all over the place, all week. Not the same one, you understand. I’ve made a new batch every day. Everyone’s eyebrows popped up at the first sip. Because they weren’t expecting strawberry milkshake – they were expecting whatever their concept of green tastes like. Not one person believed it had 4 cups of raw spinach in. It does. Plus 50g of whey protein. Hello. That’s a third of most people’s protein, right there.
It takes 3 minutes to make. It will fill you up. It is totally portable. Breakfast on your commute if that’s what works with your schedule. Split it in half and drink it for your morning and afternoon snacks. Put it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon for dessert. Whatever works for you.
But get on board. It’s a fantastic *SANE ride!
- 1 cup unsweetened thin coconut milk
- 4 oz. / 110g fresh spinach
- 1 small avocado
- 2/3 cup / 2 oz. / 55g vanilla whey protein powder
- 5 oz. / 140g frozen strawberries
- 1 cup / 8 fl oz. boiling water
- Place ingredients in a blender in the order listed.
- Blend on high until completely smooth.
- Wonder how anything with that much spinach in could possibly taste that good.