Want some YUMMMM in your life? I thought so! And great news is, this YUM is also good for your TUM and won’t add extra pounds to your BUM!! :-))
Lean & Green Smoothie
Serves 3-4; I often 1/2 the recipe if I know I won’t be sharing or be around to drink 2 in one day.
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 banana, peeled
1 cup organic spinach (I often toss in a little more)
1 apple, cored, and sliced (I used Honeycrisp this week-YUM)
1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled
3 Tbsp. ground flax seed (mine is golden flax which I LOVE with the avocado)
2 Tbsp. honey
1 cup ice cubes
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. **see note below** Add 1 cup of ice, more or less to achieve your desired thickness and temperature. I don’t like my smoothies luke warm so ice is imperative for me. I do store my extras in the fridge until I’m ready for it and typically just stir with a fork or straw. On occasion I may add ice and re-blend to freshen up the green goodness.
NOTE: You could use any kind of milk for the base. Skim milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.
I had this today for breakfast with 2 slices of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread. Mmmm, good!
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