How Sweet is this Green Shake?

Seriously Delish, Page 41

Let’s talk about green smoothies.

How Sweet Green Shake

A while back, I was introduced to the girls over at Simple Green Smoothies.  They do a fun 30 day challenge, and have a ton of free green smoothie recipes on their website.  I find myself making a smoothie for breakfast much more often now.

Jessica is a well known hater of vegetables, but if you follow along on her blog, she’s working on it. As she notes in this recipe, green smoothies are one way she gets her greenery in.  Personally, I’ve loved green smoothies since the beginning, and this version is no different.  I really enjoyed it.

I will disclose that I do have a fancy blender, but I was making green smoothies in my junky Black and Decker before I picked up the S30.  If you’re not working with something high speed, just blend the shit out of it.  Also, doing a two step blend, with greens and liquids first, really does make a difference with conventional blenders.

This smoothie is almond milk based, which usually isn’t my favorite, but the addition of vanilla extract helped.  (I added extra too because I had plain almond milk instead of the flavored stuff) Spinach makes it green (and is a good starting point for green smoothie newbies due to its mild flavor and superior blendability). Frozen mango and some banana sweeten it up. Also, sprinkles. Because….sprinkles.

Chapter Total Recipes Total Made Percent Complete
Breakfast (… for Dinner?) 20 1 5.00%
Snack Time 17 0 0.00%
Sandwiches & Stuff on Toast 13 0 0.00%
Salad, Soups, and Vegetable-like Things 25 0 0.00%
Tex-mex, Burgers, Pizza, & Everything Else 28 1 3.57%
Stuff to Sip On 13 0 0.00%
Lighten Up 16 0 0.00%
Celebrations 20 0 0.00%
Total 152 2 1.32%
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