Breakfast Drink Paleo Recipes

Mean and Green Smoothie

Green drinks are all the rage these days, but rather than invest my happiness in a strangely colored, potentially astringent $7 drink from Whole Foods unsettlingly reminiscent of freshly cut grass, I decided to take matters into my own hands. See, I wanted something creamy. I wanted something sweet, but not too sweet. I wanted something with both fruits and veggies. And lastly, I wanted a vivid, beautiful color that would lend itself well to a photograph. I knew exactly what I wanted and I knew I would be most happy with the result if I made it myself.

Well, the rest is history.

Level: Easy

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:
1/2 avocado
1 banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
2 mini zucchini
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 handful spinach
1/4 – 1/2 cup coconut milk, depending on your desired consistency

Directions:
1. Throw everything in a blender.
2. Blend on high until smooth.
3. Enjoy!

Photo by Analiese Trimber
Photo by Analiese Trimber
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