Oh hey. In a day or two, you’re going to be at the store grabbing limes for your Cinco de Mayo margaritas (you are picking up limes for margaritas, right?!) Well, grab a couple extra. And a couple more. Because this might just be your new favorite green smoothie recipe. It’s definitely mine.
And after you down all those margaritas on Sunday, starting off Monday with a healthy, vitamin-filled green smoothie is going to sound mighty nice. So you might as well be prepared. (Be sure you’ve got vanilla yogurt, spinach, and bananas in your cart, too).
I love my green smoothies – okay, so I’m borderline obsessed with them. Seriously, they’re such a creamy, sweet, fruity, milkshake-y to sneak tons of nutrients into your diet. I love them for breakfast, as an afternoon pick-me-up, after yoga class … pretty much any time I can think up an excuse to have one, I’ll have one.
And especially this one. With its tangy citrus and sweet vanilla, it’s a little reminiscent of a creamsicle. All of the goodness and none of the guilt. Not that we (four margaritas later) know anything about guilt.
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup spinach leaves, packed
- 2 teaspoons honey
- ½ banana, best frozen
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (About 1 medium lime, depending on juiciness)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- ½ – 1 cup ice (optional)
- Place all ingredients except the ice in a blender and puree until blended. Add ice and puree until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.