Smoothies are by nature, incredibly versatile. In fact, I never use a recipe, so each new creation is totally unique, one-of-a-kind. If there's something in this recipe that you can't eat, sub it out for something more appropriate. When it comes to spinach smoothies, the power of Popeye is yours, so enjoy the POWER to follow your instincts.
Here's the general idea:
Leafy Greens + Fruit + Protein + Healthy Fat + Liquid + Blender = Smoothie!
LEAFY GREENS: 2-3 cups of organic spinach (Feel free to swap out the spinach for any other leafy green vegetable you like such as kale, swiss chard, bok choi, parsley, etc... If you don't have raw spinach, you can also use frozen)
FRUIT: 1 frozen banana (or if you prefer, you can choose any equivalent amount of frozen fruit that you prefer such as pineapple, mango, blueberries, peaches, pears, apples, strawberries, etc...) If you happen to have fresh fruit on hand, that's fine too, simply sub out some of your liquid ingredients below in favour of a handful of ice cubes to chill the smoothie.
PROTEIN: 2-3 Tablespoons of hemp seeds (or sub out the hemp seeds for raw, green pumpkin seeds, or use a scoop or two of your favourite protein powder instead)
HEALTHY FAT: 1-2 Tablespoons of almond butter (or other nut/seed butter, coconut oil, MCT oil, raw walnuts, raw almonds, raw cashews, chia seeds, or 1/2 avocado)
LIQUID: 1/2 cup almond milk (or other liquid of your choice such as ice water, chilled green tea, coconut water, kefir, yogurt, freshly squeezed green vegetable juice such as celery, cucumber, parsley, etc...)
Want more? Go ahead! Add in your favourite smoothie fixin's... cinnamon, maca, chlorella, spirulina, acai berry, bee pollen, or whatever your heart desires :)
(*Best served immediately)