It’s been about 5 months since I incorporated a green drink into my daily routine. It helps so much to drink my greens, veggies and fruit, because let’s face it, there’s lots of days, where as a mom, there’s not time to eat three full meals a day. This has really helped to make sure I get as much of the good stuff in my body as I can, all at once. I first turned up my nose to green drinks, but I find myself craving them if I haven’t had one by about 2 pm. I try to do one first this with my coffee or right after a workout, but sometimes the day gets busy and I have to settle for an afternoon green drink. I am constantly trying and testing out different recipes. I drink the same one for a month or two and then I move onto to trying out some new ingredients.
There are a few ingredients that are always in there. Banana, apple, pineapple, water and chia seeds. Then I mess around with different greens and other ingredients. This new one I came up with this weekend because I was out of the usual ingredients that I have been drinking for the past month. Instead of running to the store, I decided to improvise and the outcome was awesome and to delicious not to share.
Green Smoothie with Peanut Butter
- 2-4 half pint mason jars
- 1 red apple
- 1 green apple
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 6 cups water (you can do less. I prefer a water-like consistency)
Add all ingredients to a powerful blender (I have this Ninja Blender) and mix until smooth. Consistency should be like water. Pour into a mason jar, add a cute straw and enjoy.
Want more green drink ideas? Head here to see my other favorite recipe!