Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Banana Cream Health Smoothie Recipe

This tasty yet healthy smoothie was creamy, sweet tasting, filling and energizing. It kept me full for a good four hours. The Amazing Berry Banana Smoothie is still a favorite but it's fun to try new recipes.  This morning's smoothie is pictured above on my dining room table with my $5 bromeliad plant and Love is a Verb, one of my 12 Great Books for 2012 selections.

Please note that I tend to just throw stuff in the blender so my quantities are estimates. Also I like my smoothies more liquid than thick so if you like yours thick use less water.

Banana Cream Health Smoothie
  • 2 cups leafy greens (I used a 50-50 blend of spinach and field greens today)
  • 1 1/2 cups water (divided)
  • 1 medium-large banana 
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop Vegalite vanilla pea and rice vegan dietary supplement (powder) by Thorne Research (or your favorite vanilla flavored smoothie powder)
Put ingredients in blender using 1 cup of water. Pour remaining 1/2 cup water over powder in blender. Blend until completely smooth. Enjoy immediately (add ice if you like).

I'd love to hear what you think if you try it!
Note: I have no material connection with any of the products mentioned in this (or any) post unless I specifically state said connection. I'm just sharing things that work for me.


  1. What type of blender do use for recipes like this that have greens?

    1. We were using a Bullet Express and it worked fine but the top lid cracked (plastic) so we upgraded to a professional blender (the reviews on both Blendtec and Vita Mix were extremely positive). I make at least one smoothie with greens every day so the blender gets heavy use.

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