Green Almond Smoothie

I’ve never been a fan of green smoothies which seems to be super popular right now. Every one I’ve tried has been nas-tay! And NO, I’m not expecting them it to taste like an Oreo shake from Sonic…but how nice would that be?

This green almond smoothie that my friend Jenna sent me was awesome! I’ve known Jenna since high school and now she’s in New York living the life. She’s also known as Mommy in Manhattan, her blog about life in New York. It’s everything from flying through the air in trapeze school, showing us how to tightline our eyes, or running into celebrities at the grocery store.

I love living vicariously through her escapades and her blog is a one stop shop for me to get a style update since I’m too busy looking at food blogs. I’m lucky if I can grab a shirt and throw it in my cart while I’m at Target. Jenna’s blog makes me want to move to New York someday so she can dress me and put some eyelash extensions on me!

She’s doing a giveaway today for some cute girl headbands and accessories so head on over and enter. I just entered because we know I’m terrible at anything crafty and I would love some cute hair accessories for my baby girl.

Here’s Mommy in Manhattan and her cute family…

This green smoothie is full of vitamins and nutrients. It’s packed full of spinach – but seriously doesn’t taste like spinach at all. I even was able to get my kids to drink it.  Jenna’s trick to getting her kids to drink it is by putting the smoothie in colored cups with lids and a straw.

Green Almond Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2-3 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • ice
  • optional: whey protein powder, cocoa, cinnamon or shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Put everything in the blender and blend until creamy. Makes 2 servings.

Notes

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  1. This is really similar to the green smoothie that I fell in love with, except it has Greek yogurt in it too.

  2. Wow! I have never tried a green smoothie or almond milk before. So much better than Smoothie King!

  3. I’ve never tried a green smoothie, but it’s been on my list for awhile now. Definitely trying this recipe. And hello, how cute is she? Headed over to check out her blog NOW!!

  4. My green smoothies never seem to be green. But yes, I love adding spinach to it. I also add a bit of dry oats as per a suggestion from a friend!

  5. looks yummy! I also make baby hair accessories — check them out if you want :)

    JoMazingaccessories.etsy.com

  6. This looks so wonderful, I have to check out your links…

  7. I will definitely have to try this! So simple!

  8. That sounds really delicious. I’m always a bit weary of green smoothies but I must give this a go.
    Ima pop over and look at Mommy in Manhatten’s blog too :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I tried a green smoothie not to long ago and it was okay lol but I am defintiely getting into smoothies because I know they are good for you and it gets my vitamins and stuff in! I will def try this one! never tried almond milk before! Thanks for sharing!

  10. green smoothies are so fantastic – will have to give this one a try!

  11. I love your blog its so amazing! I started one last week and I hope it can be as great as yours is someday..If you have any tips or anything I’d love to here them!
    http://gigglingbites.blogspot.com I posted a recipe for the superbowl with punch featuring the giants colors…Keep up the good work!!

  12. Wow! I just made this with what I had on hand…(I just had to sub with milk and peanut butter)…that was crazy good! My kids were asking for more! I’ll be sharing this on my blog too!

  13. Hey there!

    I just wanted to let you know because I love your site so much that I decided to feature your button on my ‘blogroll.’

    Thanks for all that you do,
    Lindsay
    http://jalafrye.blogspot.com/p/buttons-i-love.html

  14. Yay Christy! I love that you are making green smoothies! They always helped me recover post baby!

  15. Oh my…I might have to give this a try to to see for myself, but I have to admit, it kinda makes me grimace. But it is a purdy color greeeen ; )
    Stop by Eat2gather this Friday and link-up some of your yummyness! http://eat2gather.net/2012/01/food/meals-4-sharing-fridays/

  16. What is almond butter and where can you buy it? What aisle? What store?

  17. @Andrea, we get ours at Costco but any whole foods or trader joes would have it too. My grocery store sells it next to the peanut butter.

  18. This was fabulous! Try adding an avocado for added creamy deliciousness :) I usually just make regular fruit smoothies and then toss in a bunch of spinach to make it “green.” You can never taste the difference. Orange Julius with spinach is always a winner with my kiddos!

  19. This looks SO yummy!! I’ll have to try it out!

    Here is a link to our family’s favorite green smoothie recipe….It’s really refreshing and tastes fabulous…it’s my 9 year-old sons’ favorite!

    http://pinkcookieswithsprinkles.blogspot.com/2012/03/spinach-smoothies-eggs-soup.html

    Thanks for all of the FUN things you share with us!

  20. I made a video of a similar recipe, instead of a banana however I used 1 cup of wild blueberries, also used 2 TBSP (heaping) of natural, plain, greek yogurt.

    To date it is my favourite smoothie. Good to see similar recipes abound.

    Almond Spinach Smoothie:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfFSHv537q8&feature=plcp

  21. Very good! Thanks you!

  22. First time trying a green smoothie…had this post-workout and it is soooo good! Thanks for sharing (:

  23. I’m lactose intolerant and so Almond and Soymilk is the best for me. I’m always looking for different smoothie ideas. I just may have to try this. Would natural PB work as well?