Fuel your morning with this surprisingly delicious Peanut Butter Green Smoothie! Packed with nutrition, this green smoothie will give you all the fuel you need without weighting you down.
I don’t know about you, but there is a tremendous difference in how I feel when I get greens in my diet versus when I don’t.
At the beginning of this year I was talking to my good friend, Ricki Heller, about how run down and exhausted I’d been feeling. Her first suggestion was to try to take wheatgrass shots as often as possible and to include more green juices and smoothies in my diet.
Since she has so much nutritional knowledge, I put her advice into play that very day.
At the time I was dealing with pain in my wrists that made it hard to hold Skye. Weird tooth gum pains for seemingly no reason. Aches and pains that I just couldn’t really explain, other than being 42 with a baby.
I’m pretty sure being acidic and inflammation were to blame.
Over the course of a week or two, the aches and pains one by one faded away. I felt like a new woman.Then – (because I’m brilliant) my green habits faded. I ran out of frozen wheat grass shots, and didn’t by more. I started putting off juicing, not because I don’t enjoy green juice, but because washing the juicer is SUCH A PAIN.
Though I don’t have access to a juicer right now, I do have a blender. Over the coming weeks I’m committed to making green smoothies as often as I can. (Even though my blender isn’t doing such a good job at the moment.)
Has Changing a Single Dietary Habit Ever Made a Huge Difference for you?
Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
- 1 apple chopped (you can peel if you don’t have a high speed blender)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped spinach
- 1/2 cucumber seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup ice
- Stevia to taste
- Place apple through water in a blender and process until smooth. Add ice and process for one minute more. Serve immediately.