A Smoothie for the Grinch

If the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has you feeling like the Grinch (it happens to the best of us), this smoothie is for you. Fuel up with this nutritious breakfast or enjoy as an afternoon snack. You will be ready to tackle the crowded stores on your next shopping trip or that pile of presents that need wrapping.

Sit back and relax with this green smoothie made of spinach, banana, pineapple, oats and almond butter, and you will feel more like a Who and less like the Grinch in no time. I hope you find rest this Christmas and enjoy healthful meals as you celebrate Christ’s birth and the magic of the season.

1 banana, sliced and frozen
½ cup frozen diced pineapple
1 cup frozen chopped spinach
2 tablespoons almond butter
½ cup old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice cubes


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy. Enjoy immediately.

Servings: 2

Note: If you have an abundance of fresh spinach or other greens you can freeze them by blanching for a couple of minutes, cooling, draining and storing in freezer-safe bags or containers. Ripe bananas are another great produce item to keep on hand in the freezer, and this is a great way to avoid food waste.

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