I feel like green smoothies were obviously invented by a mother. Getting vegetables into someone without them realising it – its right in the mum wheelhouse isn’t it? When they first became a thing, I did my fair share of pointing and laughing at the hipsters with their green drinks on Instagram but then I realised that you can put whatever you want in there and you can’t taste the vegetables. Sold, sold sold.
They’re even better when you can make version that taste like other things – like my gorgeous Splice green smoothie. I eat Splices in sickness and in health, in the cold and in the heat. Unfortunately I can’t eat them as often as I would like due to the extremely high sugar content, so what’s a Splice addict to do? If the answer is lock yourself in a room and cry until you’ve invented a healthy smoothie version then congratulations, you’re right and you win nothing.
One extra note – while this smoothie is vegan, I am very much not. I recently almost wrote an entire post on the best cheeses I ate in Hobart, so the thought of giving up my beloved Tamembert makes me hyperventilate. I do rarely put dairy in my smoothies because it’s a good chance to give my system a break and I can easily get my calcium from cheesier, more delicious sources later in the day. Also lime and pineapple combined with cows milk is kinda icky so maybe don’t sub it in for this one.
- 1 frozen banana (great way to use up old bananas if you CBF making banana bread)
- 1/2 lime, peeled
- 1 cup pineapple, peeled and sliced into chunks
- 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 cups baby spinach
- Put almond milk in blender then whack all other ingredients on top.
- Blend like there’s no tomorrow.
- Pour it in a glass and serve.
BOOM. Breakfasted. Drink your delicious Splice green smoothie and have yourself a lovely day.