This smoothie is the holy grail of smoothies. It's my "if I had to choose a last meal" meal and the very thing that gets me out of bed every morning. If for some strange reason I don't have it in the morning, it literally throws off my whole day. When I go on vacation, one of my main concerns is will there be a blender? And can I get to a grocery store to make sure I have everything I need to make my smoothie? I'm a creature of habit and prefer to make and eat my own food so I know for certain that it's made with the highest quality, most nutrient dense ingredients. I don't drink caffeine, but having this smoothie in the morning wakes me up way better than a cup of coffee and makes me feel unstoppable (plants are amazing like that).
So now that we have established how insane I am (but you already knew that, right?) we can get to the star of the show. Prepare for this thing to rock your world.
5 Frozen, Peeled Bananas
1-1 1/2 Cups Frozen Pineapple
1-1 1/2 Cups Frozen Peaches
6-8 Pitted Dates
3 HUGE Handfuls of Fresh Spinach
1 TSP Chia Seeds
Put everything in your blender and fill almost to the top with water (I have a Vitamix and it changed my life), blend until smooth. This recipe makes about 8 Cups, and I usually drink 4 Cups early morning and 4 Cups mid morning.
This is my kinda handful....
Now as we've already established, I'm not good at following recipes and measuring things out. So the bananas, dates, and spinach are always the base of my smoothie, but I will add different fruits depending on what I feel like that day. It doesn't always turn out this beautiful green color, sometimes it's a disgusting brown hue..but I still love it just the same. :)
Let me know what you guys think of this recipe! It's seriously the highlight of my week when one of you makes something I've posted and tags me on Instagram/FB. I am so passionate about Plant-Based eating and couldn't think of anything I'd rather do than spread the love.