This green wake up smoothie will help you forget about that morning breakfast rush! This recipe is perfect for busy parents looking for a healthy breakfast option for the kids or as a great food prep idea for someone planning their morning meals for the week. Loaded with fruit and spinach (you wouldn’t even know there’s a full cup!), this green smoothie stays sweet with help from yummy honey and a kick of vanilla extract. Watch the video and check out the full recipe and instructions below.
Green Wake Up Smoothie Recipe
2 cups vanilla almond milk (you could also use coconut or soy milk)
1/2 cup whole oats (fresh or from the canister)
2 bananas (medium to large sized, sliced)
1 1/4 cups fresh pineapple cubes (frozen or canned peaches or mango are OK too)
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup baby spinach (loosely pack the leafy greens when measuring)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Put the whole oats and milk in a blender and blend on high for about 15 seconds. Once oat mixture is smooth-ish, add the pineapple (or mango/peaches), bananas, ice, spinach, honey, and vanilla and blend for 45 seconds or until very smooth. If you’d like a chunkier smoothie blend for less time. Serve in glasses or your handy to-go beverage container. Garnish with your favorite fruit like strawberries or extra mango if desired.
The great thing about this recipe is the ability to swap in/out different fruits and amounts of each ingredient. Looking for something a little less green? Decrease the amount of spinach added and throw in some extra peach or mango chunks!
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