Spinach and Avocado Smoothie

I have a few friends in Pamela Salzman’s cooking class who rave about her. I must say her recipes have ever steered me wrong! But when they told me about a nutritious smoothie and my son would love and that it was a vibrant green color, I turned it into a St Patrick’s Day am project and it was literally devoured in less than 3 minutes. I told Nathan it was  “leprechaun juice” and that started a flurry of questions about pots of gold, rainbows, etc…

Here is Pamela’s recipe. You don’t need to print it,  you can just remember it…super easy.

spinach and avocado smoothie (aka “Leprechaun Juice”)

MAKES 2 MEDIUM DRINKS

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice

4 pitted dates or sweetener of choice to taste, such as raw honey or pure maple syrup

4 cups spinach leaves

½ ripe avocado, pitted and peeled

2 frozen bananas, cut into chunks

If you have a high-powered blender, such as a Vita-Mix, place all the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth.

If you do not have a high-powered blender, the dates may not get blended completely and may leave tiny little bits of date in the smoothie.  If that bothers you, blend the almond milk and dates together and then strain the mixture.  Add the remaining ingredients to the blender with the strained almond milk and blend until smooth.  Or just use honey or maple syrup to sweeten instead of dates.

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Comments

  1. I have been making this all week! Benjamin loves it.

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