Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! On St. Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish! Except, I didn’t wear green. Nope. Every year I “forget” to wear green. Mostly I’m too lazy. You see, I don’t have a lot of green in my wardrobe. I just don’t. Don’t judge. Maybe next year, alright?
That said, I always love to consume something green or “Irish” on this fun day! Today it was so incredibly hot out, that by the time we got home this afternoon, all I wanted was a smoothie. Do you remember making smoothies on hot summer days when you were a kid? I would make my smoothies with strawberries, milk, and ICE CREAM! And I called it a smoothie!? More like a milkshake! So, I made myself a smoothie sans all the dairy…
I pulled these ingredients right out of my fridge, and within minutes voila! What I most like about this smoothie, is that the banana really masks the spinach, yet you still get all the great health benefits of the spinach.
1 1/4 c. ice
1 large banana
2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
3/4 c. almond milk
I always put all the ingredients in the blender in that order. And give it a good long blast until it’s smoothie delicious! Pour it into a fancy schmancy glass. Add a straw and enjoy!
*Makes about 2 cups