Look, as far as we're concerned, green smoothie season is all.year.round. But for some reason, when that springtime sunshine starts a'shining and all those new leaves are poppin', some primal instinct is activated and our bodies kick into give-me-greens-now mode.
If you need a green smoothie in your life (and tbh, don't we all?), this is the perfect way to give your bod a little extra lovin'. This one is not-too-sweet, packed with anti-inflammatory, gut-friendly ingredients, and the perfect choice if you need a break from fruit-heavy smoothies. Cheers!
2 tablespoons Yumbutter no-sugar added creamy almond butter
½ green apple, cored and roughly chopped
2 cups fresh baby spinach
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½” piece fresh ginger, peeled OR ½ teaspoon ground ginger
⅓ cup plain coconut yogurt (or the nondairy yogurt of your choice)
1 cup almond milk (or the nondairy milk of your choice)
1 tablespoon pourable honey
2 tablespoons flax seeds
Combine everything in a high speed blender and mix until creamy and well-combined. Pour into a glass and drink immediately (it settles and separates as it sits!)
Other yummy additions — customize it!
1 tablespoon bee pollen
Heaping scoop matcha powder
A few drops rosewater
¼ cup pea protein powder