Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Super Yummy Strawberry Banana Nut Smoothie

Hi everyone!  Spring has sprung! With Easter just around the corner and summer not far behind, my thoughts have turned to my squishy waistline.

With fresh fruits and veggies coming into season, I decided to dust off the Nutribullet and make a few healthy smoothies. 

One of my favorite smoothies to make is one I call Banana Nut. It's full of healthy ingredients but tastes like a banana peanut butter milkshake.  Even Elvis would approve. I promise!

The smoothie has 2 cups of spinach, but has no spinach taste at all. The flavors of the peanut butter (boosted by flaxseed meal) and banana really win out. 

2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 cup skim milk (or soy or almond)
1 T peanut butter
1 T flaxseed meal
1 banana
6 strawberries
Ice cubes

Layer ingredients in a blender.  I added mine in the order of the recipe. One tip: be sure to add the peanut butter somewhere in the middle. Otherwise, it may stick to the blender sides. 

If using a Nutribullet, be careful that your liquid does not exceed the max line. It's OK if the fruit/veggies do. 

Mix and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!