Maple Nut Smoothie

Maple Nut Smoothie

I eat breakfast every single morning. Even when I sleep later on Sundays, I want eggs or pancakes when I actually get my tush out of bed. Sometimes, the struggle to actually fry an egg is real. Does anyone else feel that way?

In the corner of my eye, the blender calls my name. All is well with the world! I can enjoy breakfast foods without having to clean dishes, pans, forks, and knives. Throw a bunch of stuff in the blender and hit a button. Instant yum.

 

In addition to eating breakfast every day, I love to workout in the morning; this doesn’t always happen because I teach and already wake up super early; however, when Saturday morning rolls around, I wake up at 7 AM and trek to the gym. It’s a great way to start my weekend and get a little exercise. After the gym, I don’t want to eat anything too heavy, but still desire some sweetness. Hence, the smoothie solution!

I never put greens into my smoothies until I was a student teacher. My mentor was very health conscious and would bring in green smoothies to work almost every morning. She informed me that the spinach gives the drink a vibrant flavor, but that it wasn’t overpowering in taste. Actually, you can hardly taste the greens at all.

As some of you know, I don’t eat red meat. It can be a challenge to keep up my energy and iron levels when I do not have beef and pork in my diet. Spinach is super healthy and rich in iron. Win-win!

 

 

 

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This smoothie, despite its color, is sweet and nutty. It’s packed with all the good stuff and tastes perfect as an post-workout treat.

 

Maple Nut Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or your favorite milk)
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach
  • 5-6 dry roasted salted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons PB2
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Place banana and almond in blender. Blend on medium-high for thirty seconds.
  2. Slowly add spinach, cashews, PB2, extracts, and syrup to the banana and milk mixture. Blend again for approximately one minute or until spinach is pureéd.
  3. Pour into mason jar or clear glass and enjoy!
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Written by Miss Scrambled Egg

Erin is the author of Miss Scrambled Egg. She is a barista, teacher, and blogger. She is slightly overwhelmed by the sight of carrot cake and Bernese Mountain Dogs.
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