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Spinach Banana Oat Smoothie

It’s the New Year! This means we can start doing crazy things like shove raw spinach in our mouth and add oats to smoothies. Right?

All kidding aside, green smoothies are a favorite of mine (and my kid’s). I love getting all the health benefits of an entire bag of baby spinach without it tasting anything like spinach.

If you’re new to green smoothies, the thought consuming a bag of spinach in liquid form may not sound appealing, but trust me… this smoothie tastes nothing like spinach. If fact, it tastes exactly like a banana smoothie. I recently started adding raw oats to my green smoothies and love the added fiber and texture. It makes for the perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack 🙂

Spinach Banana Oat Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 1 cup low-fat milk (or soy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3-4 cups raw spinach

Place the banana, oats, milk, & honey in a blender. Take your spinach and smash it in tightly until it reaches the top of the blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. Pour in a glass and enjoy!

Since spinach has no flavor, this smoothie will take on any flavors you put into it. You can add frozen berries, pear, yogurt, mango, peanut butter, etc. There are no limitations. Have fun with it all while being healthy 🙂

 

 

 

4 Responses

  1. Sarah said on January 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I have done the spinach smoothie thing (I like it!), but I’ve yet to try oats in a smoothie. I’ve been told they make smoothies much more filling than smoothies that don’t contain oats. Maybe one (warm) day I’ll get up the nerve to try it!

  2. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on January 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Last January I was making a ton of these smoothies but adding berries. I think I should get back into the habit of adding spinach to my smoothies.

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on January 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I need to try this with the boys. Max LOVES spinach and asked me the other day about green smoothies. This looks deliciously refreshing!

  4. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on January 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I love green monster smoothies – and I think the frozen banana is key! I’ve never actually added oats, I will try it tomorrow 🙂 And I usually add in peanut or almond butter!