As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I don’t live on smoothies alone.
However, it’s good to know I’d be a happy camper if my wisdom teeth are taken out or I lose the ability to chew.
Yes, these are the thoughts that cross my mind at 8:45 a.m.
I think it’s clear I’m not your average 20-year-old college junior. Thanks for sticking with me anyway. 🙂
Banana Vanilla Power Smoothie
Total Preparation Time: Two minutes . . max
- 1 medium-sized frozen banana (fresh works too, but frozen makes the smoothie thicker)
- 1/2 of a small avocado or 1/4 of a large avocado (This ingredient is the key to creamy smoothies!)
- 1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk.)
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I typically choose Chobani non-fat vanilla or Cabot Low-fat plain Greek-style yogurt)
- Two teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- One huge handful of fresh spinach
- 1/2 scoop Pure Protein vanilla cream whey protein powder (1/2 scoop of this brand is 75 calories; if you’re using a different brand, feel free to use more or less powder.)
- Handful of ice
- Add the spinach, milk, yogurt, vanilla extract and whey protein to a blender. Blend for 20 seconds. I find it’s best to stop and “pulse” every few seconds.
- Add the banana, avocado and ice to the blender and blend until all ingredients are well-combined. The amount of time this takes depends of the quality and type of blender you own. I have a bullet blender, so it normally takes about 10 to 15 seconds of pulsing to ensure no spinach leaves and ice chunks remain.
- Your smoothie should be pretty thick at this point. Add more milk to make the smoothie thinner, if desired.
- Sip through a straw, eat with a spoon, or add to a travel mug and enjoy on your way to work or school.
- Are you sick of my smoothie recipes yet?
- What is your favorite yogurt brand?
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