Is this a green smoothie that tastes good? Get out of here.
Yes, last week I made a healthy green smoothie that doesn’t make me question whether eating healthy is really worth it.
It’s hydrating, it’s nutty, it’s sweet and it looks like poop.
But as we all know – real beauty is on the inside. Well, at least that’s what they tell you when you don’t wear make up to work.
Okay, so why does this smoothie look poop-y?
My guess: because I added cinnamon.
Now, if you care more about eating things that look good and don’t mind spending 5 minutes arranging your food beautifully, then go ahead – add some frozen cauliflower, no cinnamon, put it in a bowl, top with all kinds of stuff, add some glitter and seashells and call it a green goddess smoothie bowl. Yum.
Today I’m kinda mean. Must be because I haven’t made this smoothie yet.
But seriously, you’ll be missing out if you don’t add the cinnamon. Lately I’m adding this healthy spice to EVERYTHING.
Well, not like my brother in law who makes zucchini with cinnamon and pretends this is a delicacy.
More in a way to add natural sweetness to things. I use it in yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies – can’t get enough.
Going off track
As I told you, since November I’ve gone off track and I’ve been eating like a trash can. How does a trash can eat? Well it eats everything you throw inside.
So I ate a lot of sweets and now, I can’t help but crave sugar. Before that I did’t have a huge sweet tooth, but that thing is really dangerous I’m telling you. Like I know it’s as addictive as cocaine.
But it seems to be worse than that. I mean I don’t crave cocaine, like at all.
And no New Years resolutions, no nothing works with me. In fact January is the slowest month for me. Like, I need some time to realize it’s a new year and a new me. It’s a new me, but nobody told my taste buds and my belly fat yet.
Belly fat – time for retirement. However, I’m slowly getting into the groove and starting to eat less sugar and more smoothies and salads.
Okay, this is going waaaay off topic.
Green smoothie. Focus, Stella, focus.
Health and Beauty Benefits
So this green smoothie has only 6 ingredients, but they’re all AWESOME.
AAaand the ingredients for this green smoothie are (drumroll, please!):
Spinach – for protein, minerals and provitamin A
Banana – for potassium, fiber, creaminess
Favorite Nut/Seed butter – for some healthy fats, fiber and vitamin E (use almond butter or like I used some sunflower seed butter), helps absorb provitamin A better
Ground ginger & cinnamon – for some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory boost
Parsley – this is optional if you don’t like parsley, but it adds more antioxidants, protein and importantly vitamin C.
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp nut butter
- some cinnamon
- some ground ginger
- parsley (optional)
- Wash parsley and spinach, peal banana and get all ingredients in your blender. I used water as fluid - to cover half of the produce. Optionally you can use any nut milk you like and adjust the amount of fluid. Blend at low speed until smooth.
And that is it. I really like this smoothie and it’s the only green smoothie I actually can imagine myself drinking daily.