A simple naturally sweet green smoothie made with banana and apple slices and packed full of healthy greens. A perfect freezer-friendly grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings.
So this month’s blog theme is “My Favorite Recipes,” and I bet you thought it was going to be all carbs, sweets, and cream-laden sweet carbs. Okay, it almost was (because carbs, cream, and sweets are the best things in the world), but unfortunately, I don’t actually eat like that in real life. So today I’m posting one of my everyday favorites.
This naturally sweet green smoothie is my favorite go-to breakfast because it’s good for you and makes you feel good about yourself. There’s nothing like starting your day knowing that if you are already one green smoothie (and two servings of veggies) up on the rest of the world.
I will never lie to you and tell you that a green smoothie tastes like anything other than a green smoothie, but as far as breakfasts made mostly out of leafy green things, this one’s really good.
It’s made with spinach and romaine, which are milder tasting greens than things like kale and dandelion greens, and the generous squeeze of lemon in the mix really helps those flavors blend with the fruity taste of the apple and banana in there.
The high ratio of greens to fruit means that you get the best of both worlds, a light sweetness without too much sugar and a massive boost of healthy leafy green veggies.
These smoothies freeze really well and are a great breakfast for busy mornings. I usually make a big batch and keep most of them in the freezer. Throughout the week, when I drink my morning smoothie, I pull the next one out of the freezer and put it in the refrigerator. 24 hours later, I have a perfect healthy breakfast defrosted and waiting for me.
- 1 large sweet apple, cored and chopped
- 1 head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
- 2 (packed) cups spinach
- 2 cups cold water
- 1 large ripe banana, frozen
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Combine apple, romaine, and water in your blender and blend on high until smooth. Add spinach and repeat.
- Add banana and lemon juice and continue to blend until mixture is very smooth.
- Divide smoothie between 3 8-ounce mason jars.
Smoothies will keep in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours and in the freezer for up to 2 months. To defrost, place in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. Smoothies will separate while sitting, so give them a good shake before drinking.