My brother is visiting me in Atlanta this weekend! Yay!! Fingers crossed it doesn’t rain on us at the Braves game tonight. Fortunately for him (and me) I did get the aforementioned broken AC fixed yesterday…
…Just in time for the polar vortex (huh?) to make its way to the South. Remember the last time we had a polar vortex?
So while it was still unbearably hot and I had no AC, I made a lot of smoothies (and these shrimp, obvi). My favorite was hands down this Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie! It’s so creamy with bold strawberry, banana and coconut flavors!
There are no added sugars and a generous handful of spinach is hidden inside, so you can feel happy and healthy sipping on one of these sweet, healthy treats!
For me a smoothie is not really a smoothie without frozen banana. I love the creamy, cool texture it creates. It seems more like dessert than lunch! It also helps that I compulsively buy bananas.
I cannot leave the grocery store without buying a bunch of bananas, which tends to lead to a hoard of overripe naners on my counter. What I cannot stuff into my tiny freezer is baked up into yummy treats like this Nutella Swirl Banana Bread, these Peanut Butter Stuffed Double Chocolate Banana Cupcakes, or these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (one of the most popular recipes on the site, btw). Along with an omnipresent stash of frozen healthy Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins!
Back to my current favorite smoothie! I used plain Greek yogurt to give a slight tang to counterbalance the sweet strawberries and bananas. And my favorite part is the coconut milk! OBSESSED! It’s not overwhelmingly coconuty but there is a nice hint of a tropical vaca right there in your glass. Yumm.
You are going to want to scrape out the glass with a spatula because you won’t want to waste even a drop!
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