I missed posting last week because I was so busy. I still have a lot I’m trying to get done this week so this is going to be a short post. I have to take a break from creating new recipes. I have too many stacking up to share and not enough time to share them all. I have some really exciting recipes I will be posting in the next few weeks. I even have a few special Mexican dishes I have been saving, just in time for Fiesta!
For today, I wanted to share a smoothie recipe with you all. I am not very big on smoothies. I can’t remember if I have mentioned this before or not. It’s not that I don’t like them because I do. They’re quick, tasty, packed with nutrients, and portable. I just get tired of them so quickly. Most of the time I don’t even finish one. The other problem I have with them is they never fill me up. No matter what I have tried to packed in one or how big of one I make it only makes me more hungry. Thirty minutes later and it’s like I haven’t eaten anything at all! That’s why I’m fond of my big breakfast feasts that you see on my IG account. A well-balanced hot breakfast with fruit keeps me satisfied until lunch.
Despite that, I still get cravings for a smoothie once in a while. Lately, I have been wanting smoothies when we are all out of fruit. Go figure! One night I was searching for a smoothie recipe without using bananas to make in the morning and I couldn’t find one. Seriously?! Does every smoothie out there have bananas in it? I doubt that to be true, but I made one up anyway since I didn’t want to search all night long.
This makes a large smoothie so it’s perfect to share with a loved one. I shared mine with little tummy. She happily downed a little glass of it and then papa tummy had to finish the rest. I have tried to make a green smoothie before and she didn’t really care for it so I was pretty proud of myself for this one.
Banana-less Green Smoothie
vegan, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free*
makes about 6 cups
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (*use gluten-free)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3 cups non-dairy milk (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut)
- 6 medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
- 2 cups spinach, packed
- half of a ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sun butter
- 2 tablespoons Blackstrap molasses
- 2 handfuls of ice, optional (I don’t like cold smoothies so I don’t do this)
- Blend oats and chia seeds until a fine powder forms.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth, scraping down sides when necessary. Enjoy!