Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
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.
- 141.74 g frozen chopped spinach (not thawed or squeezed dry)
- 236.59 ml frozen strawberries (reserve one berry for garnish, if desired)
- 177.44 ml nonfat milk (or soy milk or almond milk)
- 14.79 ml honey
- 1 banana (can also be frozen to have handy)
- 0.59 ml cayenne pepper
- 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.
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!
Yummy! I used Cashew Milk (Raw Foods) and frozen fruit and fresh spinach. I tasted it before adding the honey and I thought it was good that way. But because I knew I was going to skip the cayenne, I thought I'd try to be a little bit more obedient to the recipe and added the honey. It was good that way too, but you can definitely taste the honey flavor. I just knew I couldn't do cayenne on an empty stomach for breakfast! Reviewed for Healthy Choices ABC.
Perfect! i make this just about every day. i use soy milk and leave out the cayenne. i've made it with the pepper before. It tastes good, but a bit too spicy for my taste. Just too much for first thing in the morning for me. i use free-free's advice and do the fresh spinach thing. Thanks for introducing me to my favorite breakfast!