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PB and Greens Smoothie

Despite the color, you won't even taste the spinach in this PB and Greens Smoothie recipe. Makes the prefect breakfast or snack!

Despite the color, you won't even taste the spinach in this PB and Greens Smoothie recipe. It makes the prefect breakfast or snack!

by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD

If you know me, I'm all about a good smoothie. It might be because they are an easy way to get in all the essentials-- protein, veggies, carbs, fats, and fluids. Or it might be because they are a conveienint option when I'm pressed for time and on the go. They are also a great way to escape the heat in the summer.

It's already in the upper 90s here in Florida and I'm looking for any way I can to cool off. Don't get me wrong, I do like warm weather, but upper 90s is just too hot and sticky. To get in a good outdoor workout, you have to get out early in the morning or wait until late evening when the sun is about to go down, but at that point it's like bed time. So morning workouts are the best option for outdoor running in the Florida summer. 

This PB and Greens Smoothie is one of my go to combos. I love the lemony addition with the peanut butter. I love the simplicity of this smoothie but it doesnt have protein so if you want to make it for recovery pair it with a chicken salad, eggs, or even a protein bar. You can always add protein powder to the smoothie but it will change the flavor a bit. Enjoy!

 

Despite the color, you won't even taste the spinach in this PB and Greens Smoothie recipe. Makes the prefect breakfast or snack!

You won't even taste the spinach in this easy PB and Greens Smoothie recipe via @KristinaLaRueRD
Despite the color, you won't even taste the spinach in this PB and Greens Smoothie recipe. Makes the prefect breakfast or snack!

PB and Greens Smoothie

Yield

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and mix until smooth and ice is blended.

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Kristina LaRue is the author of the ATHLETE EATS on HealthyAperture -- a feature that hopes to inspire creativity in the kitchen to fuel active lifestyles! As a board certified sports dietitian, Kristina cooks up healthy menus for collegiate and professional athletes in her day job. In authoring Athlete Eats, she shares simple, energizing recipes designed for the athlete and hopes readers will learn sports nutrition tips along the way so that they can be their best self and fuel for performance. Kristina is a Registered & Licensed Sports dietitian for the Orlando Magic and University of Central Florida Athletics. She provides nutrition services for Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting and works in the treatment of eating disorders with Joyful Nutrition. She is a co-author of The Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies and the blogger behind Love & Zest where she shares recipes, life, and nutrition. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Oakwood University in 2011. She loves running and training for marathons and triathlons, gardening, creating (mostly healthy) recipes, decorating, blogging, photography, and volunteering with the women’s recovery ministry at her church. On the weekends you can find her at the Farmer’s Market or a local coffee shop spending quality time with her husband, Eric.
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