I try to pack as many nutrient-dense foods as possible into my diet during the winter (especially now that I’m pregnant!), when fresh foods and sunshine aren’t as plentiful. One way I LOVE doing this is with green smoothies! And it doesn’t get much easier than this four-ingredient green smoothie.
My favorite go-to-green is spinach. High in calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C, spinach is so, so good for you. Plus, I love that it’s mild flavor is easily masked in smoothies (I mean… No one wants to feel like they’re drinking a salad, right?).
Add a banana that is loaded with potassium, and protein-rich soy milk, and you have a nutrient-dense smoothie that is so delicious and easy you may find yourself making them multiple times a week (like me!).
I also enjoy adding other ingredients to switch things up and add different nutrients/flavors. Here are some of my favorite add-ins:
1 Tbsp peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter)
1-2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1 heaping tsp brewers yeast (high in amino acids, vitamins and minerals – and great for nursing mamas!)
2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
We hope you’ll give this smoothie a try! Don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave a comment below if you do! 🙂
Have a beautiful week, friends!
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup spinach, packed (I like to buy fresh spinach and freeze it for my smoothies, but you could also use fresh)
- ¾ cup soy milk (use only ½ cup for a thicker smoothie)
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- Blend all ingredients on high until completely smooth and creamy.
- Enjoy cold! 🙂