I’m feeling very guilty about being gone from here for so long, but rest assured I have been planning recipes to share. Now to just find the time to test, photograph, and share them.
I try to keep smoothies as simple as possible, and this one is no exception. It uses just a few key ingredients: banana, spinach leaves, lime or lemon, and water. It’s in honor of my oldest son, who took off after college graduation too soon for me to test this with him.
Simple Green Smoothie
You can make this richer in flavor by using coconut water or nut milk in place of the water.
I like using frozen bananas, but when I don’t have them I’ll use a fresh banana and then add an ice cube or two. And bananas with spots are the sweetest and preferred type for smoothies and other recipes that use bananas for their sweetness.
Also, I’m a bit conservative on the lime juice, and add more than 1/2 tablespoon if needed after blending and tasting.
- 1 banana (with spots)
- 1/2 tablespoon of lime juice (or lemon)
- a big handful of spinach leaves (no stems)
- 1 cup water
- Add the ingredients to a high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.
Makes 1 larger serving or two small servings