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banana-berry green smoothie.

Am I the only one who finds it harder to eat my leafy greens in the middle of winter? Polar vortex round two this past week – and getting my car STUCK IN THE DRIVEWAY for the third time – sure doesn’t help. Because warm comfort foods, and where is spring!

That said, this smoothie makes it easy to channel warmer weather, and bonus: It packs a healthy green punch with the addition of spinach and avocado. Plus, it whips up super fast in the Vitamix – key for those rush-out-the-door mornings.

Check out the recipe on the Anytime Fitness blog today… I know what I’m having for breakfast!

green smoothie

{photo by Amanda Ingle}

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13 Comments

  • Reply Emily Dingmann (@nutritionisteat) 03/06/2014 at 10:33 am

    I’ve been on a huge smoothie kick for the last few months, but I’m well aware that I wouldn’t be as into them if it was cold out. :) Love the avocado addition!

  • Reply ktfit 03/06/2014 at 10:49 am

    yum! now my wheels are turning as to what can be made that would be a hot drink option…

  • Reply Angela 03/06/2014 at 11:14 am

    I’m a huge smoothie fan — my usual breakfast is one made with apple, banana, pineapple, mango, sometimes kiwi, Greek yogurt, & a boatload of spinach. Perfect!

    (Re: getting even more greens in, for lunch I generally throw some tasty / healthy stuff in a bowl, heat it up, then add a bunch of kale / spinach / arugula / spring mix / whatever. One of my favorites is shredded chicken, black beans, avocado, salsa, & a couple handfuls of greens. Filling, delicious, & actually pretty healthy!)

  • Reply Sun Safety Barbie 03/06/2014 at 11:24 am

    I go through phases where I like smoothies. This one sounds good. As soon as it warms up outside I’ll try it.

  • Reply Danielle @ I Eat Therefore I Run 03/06/2014 at 12:13 pm

    Looks delicious! Now to find almond milk…. ;) You could use steamed spinach too.

  • Reply Change of Pace 03/06/2014 at 2:07 pm

    I find it harder to eat smoothies in winter than greens but that’s just because I’m always an icicle :)

  • Reply Corey 03/06/2014 at 4:39 pm

    I normally eat smoothies all the time in the summer and I have been making them again the last few week for lunch so I can get more fruit/veggies during the day. I bought avocados at the store this week so I am going to throw 1/2 in there next time I make one and see how it goes!!!

  • Reply Kristen L 03/06/2014 at 9:01 pm

    YUM! Looks delish.

  • Reply Leslie @ TriathleteTreats 03/06/2014 at 9:49 pm

    Looks awesome except I don’t like bananas! I know its weird I just can’t stand them! :)

  • Reply Kecia 03/07/2014 at 7:25 am

    Yummy!! I can’t wait to try this one. Ironic that we both had the thought of smoothies for our posts yesterday ;)

  • Reply elizabeth e 03/07/2014 at 12:45 pm

    this looks delicious! i just tried avocado in a smoothie for the first time last week, and it was an awesome addition. it made it so much more filling and a lot smoother!

  • Reply Luv What You Do 03/08/2014 at 6:59 pm

    I have been loving the green smoothies lately!

  • Reply Irina Souiki (@IrinaSouiki) 03/09/2014 at 9:41 am

    Gah!!! I can’t even look at that photo without … yeah, um. Not a fan of smoothies at all. More power to you for being able to ingest liquid meals. I’m sure they do wonders. Maybe I should consider making them into ice cream.

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