What's Cookin' Today - Banana Green Smoothie
I think everyone is always looking for a breakfast or snack option that is quick, satisfying and healthy. This smoothie tastes like dessert, has only four ingredients and contains an incredible amount of nutrition. Try it!
I want to start out by saying this recipe is written for two 8-10 oz servings. I'm actually giving my whole family a four ounce snack this morning. If you want just one full serving, you will need to divide the ingredient list in half.
We're going to put four ingredients in your blender. The first is two cold bananas. Yes, you heard me right. A cold banana has a slightly firmer consistency and helps chill your smoothie.
Throw your bananas in the fridge overnight or even the the freezer for a few minutes before making the smoothie.
Add the cold bananas to your blender.
The next ingredient is milk, and there are so many milk options. I'm using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but go with your preference. You will need about 2 1/2 cups in the blender.
Then comes the protein powder. I'm using a vanilla plant-based variety. The amount will vary depending on your protein powder of choice. My package-instructed serving size is '2 scoops'. I prefer 1 scoop per serving, so for my double batch I will use 2 scoops.
Why is it green, why is it green, why is it green? Has that been running through your mind?
Our secret ingredient is kale. Kale is one of those vegetables that has an extremely high nutritional value that you should try to eat regularly. (Can you imagine getting your children to eat veggies for breakfast? I'll share my other tricks another time.)
Kale gives the smoothie that lovely light green color, and you can't taste it at all.
I used quite a bit in this smoothie, so it has a pretty high saturated green color. Start out with a little less in your first smoothie, and you can increase the amount the more you make this drink.
Add two handfuls of chopped kale into the blender.
Now blend away. You'll want to blend long enough to make sure your kale is completely chopped up and the entire drink is smooth.
Pour and enjoy!
I really think you'll be surprised at how this smoothie tastes like a banana milkshake but is so healthy for you at the same time.
- 2 Cold bananas
- 2 1/2 cups Milk, any variety
- Protein powder
- 2 handfuls Chopped kale
- Add all ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until the kale has been completely processed and the drink is smooth.