Is it just me or do people seem to neglect fresh fruit in the winter? But why??? Citrus fruits are awesome. A little sweet, slightly tangy, and full of immune-boosting vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Leafy greens and bananas are also readily available in the middle of winter when most of us are feeling unmotivated and less energetic. This simple drink is the perfect vehicle to wake up your brain and give you body a dose of much needed nutrients. And . . . it is ridiculously delicious. Seriously, my new favorite.
Wake-me-up Winter Smoothie
1 banana, fresh or frozen (if using frozen use less ice or add nut milk)
1 navel orange, peeled
1 ½ tbsp peanut or almond butter
1 tbsp coconut cream or 3 tbsp coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 c leafy greens (kale, chard, collards, spinach, whatever you’ve got)
Blend everything til smooth and creamy. Drink immediately or store in the freezer for a few hours if needed.
Makes about 2 12 oz. smoothies