Sneaking leafy greens into meals is nothing new. In fact, it’s a pretty awesome way to get extra nutrients in your diet—cheesy kale chips, anyone? But sometimes adding greens to smoothies can taste like your mouth has collided with a grassy knoll.
Fortunately green smoothie recipes have improved by leaps and bounds since stepping into the health limelight. And while you can buy a slurp-worthy spinach smoothie, making your own is so much better (and cheaper). You can experiment with flavors, make adjustments if the taste of the greens is too potent (or not potent enough), and control the amount of sugar, protein, and anything else you’d like to monitor more closely.
Snickerdoodle Green Smoothie
1 handful spinach
1 frozen banana
1/2 small avocado
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Blend blend blend until creamy and smooth!
Note: If you don’t have a high powered blender, you can use 1/2 cup of almond milk!