A deliciously sweet and silky yet healthy banana pear green smothie that is the perfect way to start your day!
I know that green smoothies are everywhere now, but if you haven’t given it a try yet maybe you should make an exception this time, let me tell you why.
I know you must have heard all the blabla about how green smoothies are so great because they are healthy, nutritious, full of delicious fruits, vitamins, antioxidants and how much good chlorophyl can give you if you add a handful of greens to your smoothie, so I won’t bore you with that (however, if you are curious read this), I’ll rather tell you a personal story:
I’ve been making and drinking green smoothies for a few months now, but when preparing our weekend breakfast I always first made Boyfriend’s classic smoothie (of fruits sans green), then made mine with the same fruits and ingredients plus a handful of spinach or other greens I had. Well about two weeks ago Boyfriend eyed my glass filled with the green smoothie and after slowly approaching it (seriously, like it was some kind of wild animal ready to pounce) he suspiciously sniffed it. Then since he found the smell inviting (of course, it smelled like pears and bananas), he curiously asked me what was in it. I told him the same things that were in his smoothie plus some chlorophyl rich spinach, he was too curious to resist anymore and took a very tentative sip. Then another and another with his eyes getting bigger by every sip. Then after he chugged down about third of the glass he excalimed surprised: “But it doesn’t taste like spinach, it tastes like bananas!” So ever since I have his permission to make only 1 jug of smoothie, and I can put spinach in his too. 😉
I call this smoothie the Beginner’s Guide to Green Smoothies, or Newbie’s Introduction to Green Smoothies, since this will convert the most suspicious, conservative anti-green smoothie people too.
So give it a try, and tell me how you liked it, ok? Thanks 🙂
- 1 banana
- 1 pear
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1-2 cups nut milk of your choice (I used oat milk)
- 2 cups or handfuls of baby spinach
- Cut up the banana and the pear (after coring it) into bits and add it to your blender together with the orange juice and nut milk (you can start with 1-1 cup and see whether it needs thinning, depending on how thick you like your smoothies).
- Add the spinach pulse until it is well blended and if you want to make the smoothie thinner add the additional cups of orange juice and nut milk.
- Enjoy right away!
I find this smoothie tastes best when it is chilled, so I use chilled orange juice/nut milk as I usually don't add ice to my smoothies.
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