Have you ever had a green smoothie? Until about a week and a half ago I had not. I have made smoothies before, but they mostly had fruit, grape juice and almond milk. I did make one recently with oatmeal that was very yummy.
Quick Chiquita Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe
- 2 whole Chiquita Bananas (best with brown flecks on peel)
- 2 cups Ice
- 1/3 cup Yogurt - preferably Greek yogurt flavored with honey
- 1/2 cup Cooked oatmeal
- 1/3 cup Almonds
Pour all ingredients in blender pouring ice in last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until smoothie thickens.
I didn’t put the almonds in when I made this and it was yummy.
I have friends that swear by green smoothies. Until recently the thought of putting spinach or lettuce in a blender and then drinking it just didn’t sound appetizing. Boy was I wrong.
I guess the secret is the Vitamix blender. If I put all of this in my regular blender it would not come out smooth enough to drink through a straw.
Here is the list of supplies we used.
- romaine lettuce
- apple juice
- almond milk
- frozen berries
I should have kept better track of what we put in each one because we made different varieties so some tasted better than others. I’ll do that next time. I froze them in individual containers and have been thawing them out and have drank one almost every day since we made them. I am definitely sold. I have supplies in my fridge ready for our next smoothie adventure that should be coming soon.