The A.M. Spinach Smoothie

Looking for a great start to your morning ? MAKE THIS SMOOTHIE. I know, I know, I was skeptical at first too and now I can hardly get through the day without it.

They give me energy and keep me full until my least favorite meal of the day a.k.a. lunch. You can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your taste.  More or less spinach, small or large banana, less milk or more milk depending on the consistency you like etc. Some people I know add other fruits too like strawberries and blueberries.

So here is how I make mine. This amount fills up the blender. Makes 2 large smoothies. You could divide in half obviously, to make just one but everyone in my house gets in on this action.

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First thing’s first. Add the milk for calcium and a bunch of other good stuff.

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Two big handfuls of the green.

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Almond butter for protein. You could certainly use peanut but I can not. Unless you want to see me drool uncontrollably and lose the ability to breathe well.

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Flax seed powder goes next for some added fiber. I buy a giant bag at Costco that lasts a while.

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Oats for whole grains that make you full.

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A banana that has been sliced and frozen ahead of time. The riper the banana the sweeter the smoothie. I won’t even get started again on all the benefits of bananas. Trust me, they are magical.

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Ice, ice, baby.

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This is where it is up to you again. Just add milk to get to the desired consistency. I probably add 3/4 of a cup more but you can add as much as you’d like. Or, add none at all!

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This is what you get.

A big glass of frothy morning deliciousness to get your day off to a great start.

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The extra large smoothie straw is a big added bonus.

SPINACH SMOOTHIE 

A Hungry Apple Orignial (<—— Just means I made up the recipe 🙂 )

Ingredients: 

2 Cups Milk (I use 1%, you could use cow milk, almond milk, soy milk) + more to taste

2 big handfuls of fresh spinach

2 tablespoons almond butter

1/4 cup flax seed powder

1/4 cup oats, uncooked

1 large banana, sliced and frozen

1 ice cube

Instructions and Directions:

Add ingredients to the blending in this order. Blend on smoothie or liquefy setting adding milk if needed.

DO YOU HAVE A MORNING RITUAL? 

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