Do you ever lie awake in bed at night because you’re too excited for breakfast tomorrow? Please tell me I’m not alone in this. Well that’s how I feel when I know I’m having this green smoothie for bfast the next day which is good for you AND tastes delicious. A win win in my books. Because I’m baking cookies and cakes all day, I try to get all my nutrients in for my real food and I like to have this green smoothie for breakfast to start the day off right.
How to make a healthy smoothie?
With so many different smoothies out there and so many options it can be hard to know what to toss in your blender. And while I love a good nutritious green smoothie, I also want it to, like…taste good? Is that so much to ask for?
This smoothie is made with banana, mango and dates because I have a sweet tooth (surprise lol). To keep it extra creamy and increase the protein, add non-fat greek yogurt and a tablespoon of almond butter. Toss in some chia seeds for fiber. Last but not least, to make it green, I lovvvvve adding parsley, not to mention that it’s a great way to sneak in your Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Parsley is such an underrated super food and it also really deepens the flavor of this smoothie.
Juice vs Smoothies
I know juicing is a huge craze right now. I feel like every other post I see is about the magical properties of celery juice, and cold pressed juice shops seem to be popping up on every corner. While I do love juice and think it’s a great snack and way to sneak in some nutrients, if I’m eating it for a meal, I prefer a smoothie. Juice doesn’t keep me full, while a smoothie can actually pack a filling punch and retains all that good fiber.
I love this simple green smoothie because it comes together in seconds. Just throw everything in your blender and BAM! Smoothie.
The best thing about this green smoothie? You can switch up the recipe however you want. Sofi is iron deficient so she loves to toss in an extra handful of spinach to hers. Don’t like mango? Swap it out for some berries. Allergic to dairy? Use coconut yogurt instead of greek yogurt. The possibilities are endless!
Drink at home, throw it in a traveler mug if you’re on the go, or even pour into a bowl and make a mean green smoothie bowl topped with fruit and granola (might I recommend THIS amazing granola).
Hope your day is full of smoothies and all the good things.Print
My Go-To Green Smoothie Recipe
This easy green smoothie is packed with protein and slow release carbs which fill you up until lunch time. Made with banana, mango, dates, parsley, greek yogurt, almond butter and chia seeds, this smoothie tastes good AND is good for you!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 1 large smoothie 1x
- Category: smoothies
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: american
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 date, pitted
- 3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
- 1/2 bunch parsley, leaves and tender stems only
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- splash of almond milk (or more if you want a thinner smoothie)
- Place the banana, mango, date, greek yogurt, parsley, chia seeds, almond butter, and almond milk in a high powered blender. Blend on high, adding more almond milk if needed. The smoothie is done when everything is smooth and no chunks or piece remain. Pour into a large glass and enjoy!
Keywords: healthy, green, breakfast, protein packed
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