Smoothies are simple to make and a great way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet. (It’s also a helpful way to trick toddlers into eating things like spinach.) It’s easy to make almost any smoothie recipe vegan; always have almond milk on hand, and if you use a protein powder, make sure it’s plant-based and does not contain whey. I like Vega or Sunwarrior, personally.
The other great thing about smoothies is that you don’t have to have fresh fruit all the time. Lots of smoothie recipes call for frozen bananas, so I’ve taken to freezing my bananas that might go bad before I get to eat them. This way, I don’t waste any fruit, and I always have some in the freezer! It’s handy to keep a few mixed bags of frozen fruit, as well.
I wanted to share one of my favorite smoothie blends that I’ve stumbled across over the years. I love green smoothies, but I was turned off by them for awhile. Sometimes they just tasted like grass. (I guess I was drinking the wrong combinations!) This one has all the goodness with none of the grass flavor. Grab yourself a good blender and try this out!
This will make two large smoothies, or three medium sized smoothies.
2 cups spinach
2 cups almond milk
3 cups frozen peaches
1 banana, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon vegan vanilla protein powder (optional)
1-2 teaspoons agave (optional, adds a little sweetness)
Throw all ingredients in a blender.
Blend on high until spinach is pulverized. Aren’t whole foods so pretty?! Pour into glass and enjoy.