Is there anything more satisfying than a green smoothie? I think not. Bonus: smoothies are so easy to make, they’re a no-brainer even if, like me, you are not a morning person at. all.
This ultra-quick recipe is full of wholesome ingredients, for a breakfast or snack that is somehow as virtuous as it is delicious. Bananas and spinach supply fruit and veggie goodness, while almonds and oats add protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Drink any time hunger strikes, and feel energized knowing that you’re doing a good thing for you.
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Green Smoothie with Oats Recipe
Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious. Is there anything more to want in a meal?
Makes: 1 serving
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon quick-cook oats (use certified gluten-free if desired or necessary)
- 1 tablespoon almonds (we used toasted slivered almonds, but any kind will work)
- 1 generous handful spinach or mild salad greens (we used frozen baby kale)
- 2/3 cup milk (any type of milk will work)
- 3 ice cubes
- Optional: 2 teaspoons maple syrup for sweetness
- Slice the banana.
- Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Notes and Nutrition Information
Smoothies are best served fresh. To meal-prep, place all ingredients unblended in individual containers in the freezer. Then, in the morning, you can just blend and go!
Cut calories by using unsweetened dairy-free milk, and add protein with a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
One serving of the recipe as written (2% milk, no syrup) contains approximately 246 calories, 7 grams of fat, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 22 grams of sugar, and 144 milligrams of sodium.