i remember when i used to see people drinking green smoothies or juices and the thought of “drinking” a vegetable sounded horrible to me.  trust me, i have come a long way….yesterday, i drank a huge glass of cabbage apple juice (that would have never happened a few years ago). ever since we invested in a vita-mix and an omega juicer,  both green juices and smoothies have become a staple in our household. i don’t follow specific recipes necessarily and a lot of times i am kinda “cleaning out the fridge”, but i thought i would share a recipe for one of our favorites.  this peach banana spinach smoothie is great for people that are just starting out with green smoothies, since it does have a lot of fruit in it to cover the spinach.

this picture of the full vita-mix was when i was making a batch for 4 people….that is about half of the amount of spinach i typically use, but i had to blend it down before adding more. we also have the ease of using our canned peaches.  every year we can a ton of jars of peaches with my husband’s family, which is wonderful since i always have them on hand.

 

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our favorite green smoothie {peach banana spinach smoothie}
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recipe type: drink
 
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 peaches (de-pitted)
  • splash of fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • {optional} ½ cup of yogurt or almond milk
Instructions
  1. throw everything into a high powered blender (we prefer our vita-mix)
  2. blend until smooth.
  3. enjoy!
 

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