Funny how things change. I originally posted this recipe almost a year ago (345 days to be exact) at which point I was in living in Marin, sick in bed, and apparently it felt like spring. I'm now in Ketchum, not sick, it's 18 degrees outside and the groundhog just declared six more weeks of winter. And yet after revisiting this recipe it seems like the perfect snack for the current day as well!
Here's the original post:
It feels like springtime in Marin, and I've been sick in bed for the last two days. This afternoon I needed a yummy treat that soothes my throat, gives me the nutrition I need to get healthy, and makes me feel better about not spending the day outdoors!
Sometimes I use berries with my greens, but today a creamier drink was what I had in mind. The banana, pear, and chia seeds all increase creaminess, and the ground flax lends a slight nuttiness to the smoothie.
CREAMY GREEN SMOOTHIE
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 frozen Bosc pear
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- 1 tablespoon Vitamineral Green
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 splash vanilla extract
- 1 splash almond extract
Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy.