Almond Berry Smoothie

The warmer weather has inspired me to break out the blender and get back to making smoothies. I love hiding greens in my smoothies to add more protein, vitamins and fiber to my diet.

I have always loved the Health Nut smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, but 1. it has a lot of added sugar and 2. I don’t have TSC near me, here in Chicago.

I took it upon myself to create my own copycat version of this nutrient packed drink! Here is what you need:

1/2 frozen banana

1 cup frozen blueberries

3/4 cup frozen mango

As much spinach as you like (I use about 2 handfuls)

1/4 cup raw almonds

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Combine all your ingredients and blend to desired texture. I use a Nutribullet to make mine.

You can add almond milk or water along the way to thin it out a bit. All the frozen fruit makes it pretty thick, so it’s also great for a smoothie bowl! I like to add shaved coconut, more almonds and cut up banana on top to enjoy it as a meal.

This smoothie is so easy to make and will keep you full as a breakfast option, or after a workout. It tastes like blueberries, and the banana adds just a touch of sweetness.

Personally, I don’t use any type of protein powder, but I know at TSC most people order it with vanilla whey protein. The almonds and spinach add a lot of protein on their own.

I hope you all enjoy this easy and delicious smoothie. Let me know what you think!

Love, Leigh

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