Banana Almond Spinach Smoothie

green_smoothie smallSmoothies are great breakfasts when you’re short of time, or like me this morning, when you realise you’ve run out of oats and bread, but what do you have is fruit and yoghurt.

Adding a couple of handfuls of greens to a fruit smoothie is a handy way to boost your vegetable intake – you  won’t notice any change in taste (promise) and the spinach gives a pretty green colour.

To give your smoothie some sticking power, add a tablespoon of nut butter – the healthy fats will slow digestion keeping you fuller for longer.


  • 1-cup vanilla yoghurt (around 200 grams)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup fresh spinach (couple of large handfuls)
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • handful Ice
  • 50ml milk – large splash

How to

  1. Add the splash of milk and the yoghurt to your blender first – this makes it easier to blitz.
  2. Add the other ingredients and blend for up to a minute until smooth. Pour into a large glass and serve straight away.