My Morning Green Smoothie
A breakfast green smoothie that’s healthy but also tastes good. It has spinach, strawberries, and bananas as its key components, but you can also use other fruits, like mango or kiwi.
I almost titled this “A Green Smoothie for People Who Don’t Like Green Smoothies” because in general, I’m one of those people. I’ve tried a lot of those popular bottled green juices and smoothies and some of them I just can’t stomach. I like to eat healthy things and devour raw kale salads on the regular, but even the healthy stuff has to taste good.
And side note, if you think raw kale is too bitter, try massaging it. Kale has easily become my favorite salad green!
This green smoothie has a balanced flavor (not too “green”), isn’t too sweet, and has a nice viscosity (not too thick). Basically, this is the smoothie that Goldilocks would pick 🙂
For those who are a little finicky about green smoothies, spinach is usually the best choice, since it’s not one of the bitter greens:
I place spinach in a blender and add strawberry kefir. This is like a drinkable yogurt that has probiotics in it:
Also add some water to the blender, since the kefir is very thick:
Blend this all together until very smooth. The reason we’re doing just the spinach and liquid right now is so you don’t get any chunks of spinach later on:
Now it’s time to add some fruit! I like to do one banana:
As well as some frozen strawberries:
You can totally play with the kind of fruit you use (mango is another favorite), but make sure at least one component of your smoothie is frozen, so your drink is cold.
Blend it together, then you’re ready to drink up!
Morning Green Smoothie
- 2 cups packed spinach
- 1 cup strawberry kefir
- 1 cup water
- 1 banana (1 cup)
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- Place the spinach, kefir, and water into the blender. Blend for 30 seconds, or until no green leaf chunks remain.
- Add banana and frozen strawberries, then blend until smoooth. Enjoy!