Green Smoothie shooters, that is
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, and Easter on its way, here’s a fun and healthy way to jazz up your Sunday Brunch.
There are a million variations on the green smoothie, but to first-time I-can’t-believe-you’re-drinking-something-green-ers: this one for you!
With only 5 minutes prep and 4 ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and freezer, you can have a healthy, refreshing beverage to start your day.
Oh, and they don’t have to be shooters. But they’re just so much more fun that way.
Good old spinach is what makes this thing green. But don’t worry, you can’t taste it! I like to use the cubes of frozen spinach that you can buy in big bags at the grocery store. Fast and easy. You can use fresh if you want, but cooking it first might be a good idea.
These are actually pretty filling, and also make a great afternoon snack to tide you over until dinner.
Classic Green Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 (or about 6 shooters)
2 cubes frozen spinach (alternatively, about ½ cup chopped fresh spinach)
Ice cubes or chips (see instructions for magic bullet vs. blender)
1 frozen ripe banana
1 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond)
For a magic bullet:
- Microwave the spinach cubes for about 45 seconds so the spinach is no longer frozen. Place in the cup.
- Add 3 heaping tablespoons of ice chips. Or, add 3 ice cubes but make sure to break them in half first.
- Chop the banana into small chunks, add to the cup. Add milk.
- Blend away! It should take about 30-45 seconds. I don’t like seeing spinach chunks so I tend to blend it a little longer.
For a blender:
- Microwave the spinach cubes for about 45 seconds so the spinach is no longer frozen. Place in blender.
- Add 3 ice cubes. Chop the banana into 3 large chunks and add to blender.