Thursday, August 7, 2014

(Secretly Green) Blueberry Almond Smoothie

I just tried something new: adding almond butter to my smoothie. Pleased to report it's really good! So I'm sharing. Turns out almond butter makes your smoothies creamy in a rich way that nicely complements the fruit, while adding a little protein, too. Double win.

The reason this drink is secretly green is because blueberries are so purple, they cover up the parsley...if that makes sense. ;-)

To make, blend the following ingredients until well combined:

1 orange
1/2 ripe banana
1 large handful blueberries
1 tsp lime juice
1 Tbs raw almond butter (I use Trader Joe's)
3 stalks Italian parsley (stems and leaves)
a dash of cayenne pepper

That's it! Yum!


Assia Luna said...

yumme~ looks delicious

Exploding Mary said...

I love almond butter or other nut butters in smoothies-- oh, and in lots of other dishes. The secret greenness is worth a try, too.