Maple Banana Green Smoothie

I will never forget the first time I tried to make a green smoothie.  There were little bits of unblended kale in there, but I didn’t mind because I was so excited at having discovered my passion for health and wellness.  I became inspired to learn as much as I could through reading and practicing making not just green smoothies, but all kinds of healthy recipes.  I was fifteen years old, and since then, I have learned so much (and have become somewhat of a smoothie making witch doctor).  And recently, I have rediscovered my passion for wellness through a tiny health issue I was able to solve through food.  Food really is the best medicine!

Now, on to what this post is all about: I love starting my day off with a smoothie.  It sets the tone for the day, and most of my smoothies taste like dessert in a glass (aka, my kinda breakfast).  I won’t be able to take my blender to my dorm, so I am savoring these last days with my Vitamix (haha!).  I made this recipe for the first time without the kale a few days ago (because sometimes I like to live on the wild side), but decided to try the recipe with the kale because I love the green color and leafy greens in my morning smoothie just make me feel so good!  If you are a green smoothie beginner, I would suggest using spinach in lieu of the kale.

Maple Banana Green Smoothie

❤ 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

❤ 2 tablespoons of vegan, vanilla protein powder (my favorite brands are Garden of Life and Sun Warrior)

❤ 1 tablespoon of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter (this is the “secret” ingredient for this smoothie hehe)

❤ 1 handful of kale

❤ 1 medium banana

❤ a few shakes of cinnamon

❤ 5 ice cubes

Blend until smooth, and enjoy!

I hope all of you are having a lovely week.  Thank you so much for reading, and I would love to hear your response in the comment section!

xx Carly



3 thoughts on “Maple Banana Green Smoothie

  1. I will have to give it a try. I just bought a Ninja and love it. I’m now asking why did I wait so long before buying this”. Lol.. I love it and look forward to making healthy smoothies♡
    A friend of your mommas♡

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