Sigh, yes, another smoothie post.
Since I make smoothies mostly for the nutrition, I decided to throw some spinach into my sister’s already awesome Skinny Vanilla smoothie.
Result: Beautifully green and delish! I promise you, it doesn’t taste spinachy.
Ingredients for one serving:
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 2 -3 t (really a just use a big dash) vanilla extract*
- about 1 1/2 c milk (unsweetened almond or regular milk)
- fistful of organic baby spinach (about 2+ cups)
- 1 c ice cubes (for more intense flavor, freeze milk cubes ahead of time and use instead of ice)
Pulverize dates with 1/2 c milk and vanilla in a high speed blender.
Add spinach, ice cubes, and the remaining milk.
Blend until smooth (20 seconds).
Serve in a tall glass where you can appreciate the amazing pattern of white streaking through green, dotted with flecks of date. So good. Drink while frosty.
*For real vanilla flavor, add vanilla bean pod (1/2 pod per serving).