If food held a popularity content, smoothie would have a good chance of winning. After all, what’s not to love? It can be anything you want it to be – creamy, refreshing, tart, sweet, chocolatey! Talk about versatility.
Personally, I love a creamy smoothie. I also love one thats filling, not overly sweet, and packed with something a little extra for nutrition. I am not opposed to a post-dinner shake, but I tend to have my smoothies first thing in the morning or after the gym.
If you feel the same, I think you’ll find this recipe appealing. It’s simple, delicious, and an easy way to sneak in some greens. It’s pairs perfectly with that post-gym strong-as-a-motha’ **** machine feeling. Hence the name: The Green Machine.
- 1/2 Banana
- 4 Ice Cubes
- 1 TBSP Maca
- 1 Heaping TBSP of Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter)
- 1/8 TSP Cinnamon
- Big handful of spinach
- 1.5 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth in consistency. Top with extra banana or hemp seeds (as pictured) if desired!
Not a fan of spinach? Swap for kale, or greens powder of your choosing!
Would you just LOOK at that green! I’m obsessed.
The fat in the almond butter makes this smoothie super satiating, and the maca, although mild in flavour, is an adaptogen that helps regulate cortisol. I try to sneak in adaptogens however and whenever I can.
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I hope you enjoy the smoothie!