Eat & Drink Recipes

Green Goodness Smoothie

January 11, 2016

As I’ve said again and again, there’s nothing that I like more than a toasted bagel slathered with way too much cream cheese to start out the morning. But with the new year, I’ve been slowly changing my diet so that I’m not eating quite as many processed foods and I’ve also been trying to find ways to sneak more fruits and veggies into my diet. And so that’s how the recipe for my Green Goodness Smoothie was born!

Although I’ve occasionally ordered green smoothies in the past, they tend to taste a little too “green” for me so I usually don’t order them… That and because I tend to lean towards Bloody Mary’s or Sangria during bunch. But for the past two weeks I’ve been really loving this smoothie because it’s simple and quick to whip together and because it keeps me full until lunch so I’m not mindlessly snacking on Goldfish at the office.

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INGREDIENTS:

1/2 of an avocado

1 frozen banana (I like to use a frozen banana because it makes the smoothie creamier)

Handful of kale

1 1/4 cups almond milk

1/3 cups oats

2 Medjool dates, pitted

1 big spoonful of peanut butter

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth… And you’re done! I told y’all that this recipe was quick and simple. Perfect for mornings when you’re in a rush to get ready for work or school.

Do you guys have a favorite breakfast smoothie recipe?

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  • i haven’t found many green smoothies that I like but this one sounds pretty good 🙂

    • Courtney

      Yeah the absolute worst is when you order a green smoothie and it comes out tasting too “green,” which is why I love this recipe!

  • Looks healthy – thanks for sharing!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Courtney

      Thank you!

  • Amy Ann

    Processed food have been on my mind lately too. This looks like a great smoothie!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Courtney

      My mom’s been on strike against processed foods for about a year now, so I’m slowly trying to change my diet too. And this smoothie really is super tasty!

  • I have a love hate relationship with green smoothies – love the idea, not such a fan of the taste. However, I think this one could convert me…bananas, avocados, dates, peanut butter, almond milk are all things I adore. How much can you taste the green?
    http://sofiaclara.com/

    • Courtney

      I’m the exact same way when it comes to green smoothies! I’m all about masking the “green” taste. This smoothie has more of a sweet taste than a “green” taste (because of the dates, I think)… If I actually like it, I think most people will!

  • This looks pretty tasty! May have to give it a try! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week ahead!

    http://www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

    • Courtney

      This smoothie is delicious! Thank you and I hope that Monday is treating you well!

  • Mmm this sounds absolutely delicious! Need to try this one at home!

    xx
    Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    • Courtney

      I’d definitely recommend trying it for sure! Simple and delicious!

  • This sounds delicious, and very similar to my favorite smoothie from the little juice shop I like to go to. Thanks for sharing – although now I’m craving a bagel and cream cheese!

    Whitney – See Shop Eat Do

    • Courtney

      I feel like I’m always craving a bagel… But I have to be in a bathing suit this weekend so I’ll just be drinking green smoothies for now!

  • Yum! I keep meaning to try out using dates but haven’t yet…this sounds so good I’m going to have to!

    • Courtney

      I’d never tried dates before making this smoothie for the first time but now I’d like to bake/cook with them more often! I’m really into finding natural sugar substitutes!

  • I am very honest here, and I have to admit I do not like any of the green smoothies I’ve tried before. But this one sounds pretty good, especially adding 2 dates sounds great! 😮

    • Courtney

      The dates definitely add a much needed sweetness to mask the “green” taste!

  • emi

    I need this right now!! I’ve been craving my green smoothies but we still don’t have a blender yet here in Amsterdam so this gave me extra motivation to go get it 🙂
    xox

    welltraveledwife.com

    • Courtney

      I didn’t have a blender for a while in my last apartment and I missed making smoothies so much! And yeah, I’m totally on a kick for breakfast smoothies (even though it’s way too cold for them in the mornings)!

  • This smoothie looks so good! I don’t usually put greens into my smoothies but your recipe looks delicious!

    • Courtney

      I’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet lately and this is the perfect way to sneak them in!

  • looks yumii :3

    • Courtney

      This smoothie is delicious, despite the fact that it looks super green!

  • I never knew that using a frozen banana made the smoothie creamier – thanks for the tip!

    • Courtney

      Shout out to my mom for teaching me that trick! I use frozen bananas in all of my smoothies now!

  • looks delicious and healthy… 🙂

    • Courtney

      This smoothie is definitely both of those things!

  • Ill try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    • Courtney

      You definitely should!! It’s the perfect breakfast recipe when you’re in a rush in the morning, or just really like smoothies like I do!

  • I’m trying to be more healthy this year, I’m not a fan of veggies, but hopefully I can start to like things like this!

    Mary Kate
    http://www.mynewchicagolife.com

    • Courtney

      I’ve definitely become better about eating vegetables over the years, but I still like recipes like this wear I can easily slip greens in and not taste them!

  • This looks amazing, I will try this!

    • Courtney

      You definitely should!

  • Gabrielle

    This smoothie has such a tasty ingredients combination – yum 🙂 I tend to rush breakfast, though I keep saying I’m going to start juicing or something similar!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Courtney

      I want to get into juicing too! I feel like it’s a really easy way to sneak even more vegetables into your diet!

  • Green smoothies are seriously the best thing in the world! is that how your skin stays so healthy? Seriously your gorgeous!
    http://thejoifullife.com/

    • Courtney

      Oh my goodness, you’re too sweet! I think my skin’s been looking better lately because I drink way too much water everyday and try to not eat a lot of processed foods! Plus wearing NARS foundation really helps too haha

  • blushingkay

    my fav breakfast smoothie is spinach, banana, coconut water or coconut milk. It’s rich, creamy and very hydrating!

    http://www.blushingkay.com

    • Courtney

      Yum your smoothie sounds delicious! I’ve never tried coconut milk but I’ll be sure to add to my grocery list this week!

  • Zorica

    Love your blog and all the recipes and tips
    Very inspirational
    Go on…
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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