RECIPE: Ice-Coffee, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

spiach smoothie 

This should be called: You’re not gonna believe this tastes this good Smoothie

In a Blender (or Vitamix) Combine:

1/2 cup -1 cup milk (Cow, Almond, Hemp–your call–these days I’m using hemp milk, because it’s a superfood and seriously delicious)
1/2 cup ice (just a handful really)
1/4 cup coffee beans or grounds
1/2 banana
1 cup spinach (trust me, you wont taste it! quit doubting and get your greens on!)
1 Tbsp (heaping tablespoon) of almond butter (optional)
1/2-1 tsp sweetener of choice (I use honey, agave  or a splash of Oregon Chai tea mix)
dash or two of cinnamon

 If I called this a coffee and spinach smoothie, you wouldn’t try it, but it is seriously good—as with all my smoothie recipes, tweak it to how you like it.  More milk less sweetener, more almond butter less coffee. Do your thang!

(photo stolen from Joy the Baker)

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

4 thoughts on “RECIPE: Ice-Coffee, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

  1. This is really tasty! I even think you could go less on the coffee without compromising the flavor. I found myself rinsing coffee “nubs” from my teeth so may try this with actual brew or finer grind…great with almond milk.

    1. Oh Good! You tried it!
      SO glad! And yes, probably way better with brewed coffee (I’m all about efficiency, so one less step) Plus I like the “crunch” of the ground bean.
      Fiddle with any of these recipes, to make it what YOU like best!

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