Orange Banana Smoothie

Not only is this smoothie refreshing and delicious, it is packed with healthy stuff! It's a great way to squeeze in a few servings of fruit and vegetables to start your day!

Throughout this stretch of winter sickness and super-funk, there have been two things that have made me happy on a daily basis: my boys and making cookies. I am on a ROLL with the cookies. My boys have been so funny about them. They're getting really good at describing exactly what they enjoy or don't enjoy about each one. They'd be great Top Chef judges!

I've had to exercise major restraint with all of the cookies moving through my kitchen. I limit myself to one per batch. A few get sampled by my boys and the rest go to other people. Even with restraint, my pants are becoming a little too tight, so I have started countering the sugar with tons of fruit and veggies and smoothies! I'm back on the smoothie train and I vow to never jump off it again. Smoothies are such an easy and yummy way to enjoy healthy food! How else can you get a six-year-old who HATES vegetables to gladly slurp down a cup of spinach?!

This smoothie is my recent fave. I've made it a handful of times in the past few days and my boys and I always fight over the last drops. If you're more of a berry smoothie lover, check out this Mixed Berry Smoothie!

Here's to a great week for YOU!

Orange Banana Smoothie

This smoothie is a great way to start your day. Tasty AND packed with a few servings of fruit and veggies!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Jan 30, 2017

Serves: 2

Total time: 10 min

OrangeBananaSmoothie"

Ingredients:

  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange
  • Large handful fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • Drizzle of honey
Instructions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and serve immediately! Serve with extra orange slices, if desired.