Like most gals these days, I’m a big fan of green smoothies. It’s kind of a no brainer, sometimes you need greens, sometimes you don’t want to eat all that salad. Smoothies are quicker…easier…you can add fruit! In fact, you can add a lot of things, too many things if you ask me. I think in our high stress, go go go world we get a little over-obsessed with turning our smoothies into these grandiose concoctions brimming with every antioxidant ever. I just think it gets too complicated.This smoothie is my default smoothie when I’m looking to get in some greens but don’t have a lot of time. It’s wholly uncomplicated. It’s hearty, but can be thrown together in a few minutes and doesn’t require any protein powder or other things you might not have on hand. Don’t have chia seeds? No worries, it’s perfectly good without them and I sometimes forget them myself.
Simple Green Smoothie
1 frozen banana, chopped
2 big handfuls of greens (I used baby kale here, but often use spinach too)
1/4C Greek Yogurt
1/4C old fashioned rolled oats
1t chia seeds (optional)
1/4-1/2C water (or liquid of your choice to thin it out)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until fully incorporated. Pour into cup. Enjoy and feel good about yourself.