Thanks to frozen blueberries, widely available fresh bananas and spinach, this Banana and Blueberry Spinach Smoothie can be made any time of the year. It’s a healthy snack or addition to a meal. While it’s filled with leafy greens, there’s just enough fruit that even your kids will enjoy this healthy drink.
The AIP diet has changed my life and definitely made me feel a lot better but my health still has its ups and downs. While most of my days are good, I still have bad days or weeks even. It’s not uncommon on those days to have trouble eating solid foods. Sometimes a smoothie just goes down a little better. While this isn’t a totally balanced meal, it is packed with spinach. I usually pair this with a few slices of prosciutto and maybe a handful of plantain chips to round it out and make it more filling.
I also make this for my son when he’s boycotting veggies. He’ll drink this up without hesitation! Just make sure that the tea you use isn’t mixed with green tea leaves. I look for a peppermint tea that is just peppermint. Or you can make your own by steeping fresh peppermint leaves in water for a few minutes.
A high-speed blender is essential for this recipe; otherwise you end up chewing your drink. I find chunky smoothies a huge turn off. I use a Vitamix, which I love. It’s heavy duty and can stand up to the heavy usage in my kitchen. I’ve had other blenders before but I went through at least two other blenders in the same amount of time that I’ve had my Vitamix and it’s still going strong. It doesn’t show any signs of quitting either. It’s definitely an investment in your kitchen. I’ve heard Blendtec are good too although I haven’t tried them yet.
Banana and Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
This Banana and Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is a healthy snack or addition to a meal. It’s a fruity smoothie filled with leafy greens that your kids (big or small) will enjoy. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1-2 1x
- Category: Drink
- Cuisine: Smoothie
- 2 Bananas, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup Peppermint Tea, chilled
- 1 cup Frozen Blueberries
- 1 cup Fresh Spinach
- Combine all ingredients into a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth then pour into one or two glasses to serve.
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