all the same / smoothies (v, gf)

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though all my pictures are of different smoothies, because they all have one key ingredient in common (spinach), they all look identical – hence the title of this post. it’s true I didn’t make many changes and that they were all edited the same way. otherwise, there would be some discrepancies with the shade of green.

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for this basic green smoothie, i always use banana as a base and then whatever fruit i have on hand. most likely i’ll also blend in some strawberries, and if i want to thicken up the mixture, i’ll pop in a tablespoon or two of greek yogurt as well.

14107598681_2946efd252_ofor a basic green smoothie recipe that’s incredibly build-able, you will need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1¬†handful of spinach
  • 1/4 a cup of water or non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup strawberries**
  • any other fruit you’d like to include

the process:

  • pour in the liquid and put your sliced banana chunks on top; then blend.
  • add your spinach and blend until it’s smooth.
  • add in whatever else fruit you want and blend to your preferred consistency.

as you can see, this recipe isn’t really a “recipe” but more of a list of ingredients to give you an idea of what to put in your green smoothie. I honestly have no set measurements and I just kind of throw ingredients in as I go. the ingredients listed above are what I almost always have in my green smoothies. like i said earlier, sometimes I’ll add greek yogurt to thicken it up (avocado would work too) and maybe some medjool dates to sweeten the smoothie even further. sometimes i’ll toss in some tangerines, oranges, apples, kiwis, etc. if I have them and blend them all together.¬†as long as you taste it while you go, you won’t be surprised at the end result and you’ll probably really like it as well!