Thursday, August 16, 2012

Avacado Smoothie??

Have you seen all the pretty pictures on Pinterest? From A to Z, there is something for everyone. This morning, I was looking for a breakfast recipe that I pinned a while back and ran across a green smoothie pic that caught my eye instead. I had a package of spinach that needed to get out of my fridge or turn to slime...

I tried to follow the link to the recipe, but somehow that didn't work. So, I just winged it, throwing things into the blender and I think it turned out pretty good! I'm not a stylist, so the photo has wrinkled towels for a background, otherwise you would be looking at my 70's orange counter top and other cooking paraphenalia that always sits by my stove. It was the only open counter space. Oh well.

Anyway, a recipe like this can be adjusted according to taste or what you have on hand, but I think the basic ingredients are what made this taste good.

Green Smoothie
2 servings

1 frozen banana
1/2 avacado (peeled)
2 cups loose spinach
1 tablespoon cashew butter (or nut butter or your choice)
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1 tablespoon agave syrup (or honey)
1/2 cup orange juice

Run that blender on high until smooth. Stir down as needed. Mine came out with the texture of yogurt or pudding and I ate it with a spoon, but if you want to drink it from a straw, you will need more juice. I'm thinking of adding frozen strawberries or peaches next time. I'm saying this is 2 servings, but if you are hungry, one could eat the whole thing!
The flavor is delicious, neither the spinach, avacado or banana take over the flavor, but you can taste each. The nut butter is optional, I'm sure I can't taste it, but you might want the protein and possibly peanut butter would have a stronger flavor. I can't eat that, so I tried cashew. I think I'll leave it out next time.

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