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!