I’ve been on a serious smoothie kick these past couple of weeks.
It could be because it’s January, and I’m trying to wean myself off of the cookie habit that I picked up during the month of December. Or it could be because I received an awesome new blender for Christmas, and now I just can’t help but blend everything in site!
This is my first time owning a “real” blender. I have to admit, I didn’t really understand the fuss over expensive, powerful blenders until now. But it’s totally life changing. I’m officially hooked.
If you are new to the world of green smoothies, this is a great starter recipe. Spinach has the most mild taste compared to other leafy greens, so you’ll barely even know it’s in here. The bright green color is the only thing giving it away.
This Spinach and Date Green Smoothie is so sweet and delicious, it’s hard to believe it’s so good for you. It’s full of protein, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. And it will help to keep you full for hours, making it a great choice for breakfast or for a mid-day snack to hold you over until dinner time.
I firmly believe that using a frozen banana is key to this recipe, because it helps to give the smoothie a thick, frosty texture. To freeze bananas, it’s best to peel them, cut them into large chunks and then place those chunks in a zip-closure bags in your freezer. I almost always have several bananas tucked away in my freezer, which comes in handy if you plan on making smoothies (or Banana Crunch Muffins!) on a somewhat regular basis.