Recipe by FLKeysJen
The vibrant green hue will impress your friends and family that you're being OH so healthy, but close your eyes and taste a strawberry-banana milkshake! The easy way to get three of your daily fruits and veggies - both times I made this I felt great afterwards! These green drinks are expensive at smoothie places and the grocery store, so why not make your own at home - no juicer necessary. Originally I created this for the Ready Set Cook #11 contest but it was too ugly too enter.
Top Review by stormylee
A genius way to eat (well, drink!) your greens! I used a little less spinach, left out the honey, and added a tablespoon of flax seed. Nom. For us, the cayenne gave the smoothie just the slightest suggestion of warmth and didn't make it spicy at all, *but* do note that we eat a lot of spicy stuff, so maybe our taste buds have gone numb. ;-) Great recipe, thank you Jen!
- 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach (not thawed or squeezed dry)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (reserve one berry for garnish, if desired)
- 3⁄4 cup nonfat milk (or soy milk or almond milk)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 banana (can also be frozen to have handy)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- For the spinach, it's easiest to partially defrost one 10 oz. package by leaving it out for a short amount of time, or putting on the microwave defrost setting for three minutes or so. It should easily break in half. Do not completely thaw or squeeze dry. If you're only making one smoothie, you can wrap the other half and put it back in the freezer.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process until milkshake consistency. You may need to stop the blender and help it along if any of the frozen pieces get stuck in the blade.
- Serve, garnished with a single strawberry if desired.