Which recipe receives the title of ‘my favorite green smoothie’ changes often. A new discovery of how to combine ingredients usually happens when I am out of one of my go tos of the moment and am left searching the kitchen for what else to add. In my current situation (living in another country) it has included whatever I can find at the local grocery store and think I have translated correctly. This smoothie is one I make often because I regularly keep most ingredients on hand. Continue reading for my tropical-insipired green smoothie recipe.
This recipe calls for several things I almost always have in my kitchen: coconut milk, bananas, almond butter, and spinach. The rest of the ingredients are easy to have on hand, because they keep for a long time in the freezer.
You will need: about 8 ounces of coconut milk, 1-2 hands full of ice cubes, one banana, 1/2 cup of frozen mango, 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple, 2 hands full of spinach, and a heaping tablespoon of almond butter.
*Vary how many ice cubes you use in your smoothie based on how thick you like it. Also, peanut butter works great in place of almond butter and kale works as a substitute for spinach. The protein in my smoothies from nut butters help me not end up hangry (hungry + angry) a few hours later.
Blend ingredients until smooth. Then, enjoy!
Green Smoothie Recipe
- 8 ounces of coconut milk
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 or 2 hands full of ice cubes
- 1/2 cup of frozen mango
- 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
- 2 hands full of spinach
- 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth and enjoy!