Please don’t let the (green) part of this smoothie scare you away. I promise you won’t even taste the green. Promise for reals.
This smoothie has been my go to breakfast for about 3 weeks now. I have been switching my diet to a plant based, whole foods diet during these 3 weeks. I have been working with a health coach, and I have been feeling amazing. My energy is back, which is huge for me. Before this diet change, I was beginning to think that maybe it was just normal to always be tired. I’m a stay at home mom of two wild boys, I’m supposed to be exhausted all the time…right? NOPE. I used to need at least one afternoon coffee a day just to make it through. I haven’t had/needed ONE afternoon coffee since starting this new way of eating. For me, that’s huge!
So I begin every day with this smoothie. It’s full of plant based energy, simple to make, filling, and most of all healthy. I normally feel full for about 3 hours after drinking this.
This smoothie is filled with antioxidants, fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and SO many important vitamins your body needs.
It’s also kid approved! Both of my boys love this smoothie, and are always asking for sips.
2 frozen bananas (important-freeze them for at least 12 hours, and spotty bananas are best)
2 medjool dates (cut out the pit, and soak the dates in warm water for at least 5 minutes)
1 big handful of fresh spinach
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 or 2 tablespoons peanut butter (depending on your preferences)
1 small splash of vanilla
a large splash of plant milk (I prefer almond or oat)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. I like to start on a lower setting, and work my way up to the highest. You might also need to scrape down any ingredients stuck on the sides, or to add more plant milk.
Please let me know if you make this smoothie, because I would love to know what you think!