Our favorite smoothie around here is known by some as a Butterfinger Smoothie, but we call it the Green Monster. Chocolate and peanut butter taste with creamy sweet bananas plus some nutritious greens that don’t make a dent in the overall taste.
My kids slurp this up and always negotiate for a second glass. I’m sorry my measurements are exact here, but hopefully you get the idea that this recipe is very flexible. Find your favorite ratios with a little experimenting and you’ll have your new favorite smoothie.
DAIRY-FREE GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE
Add these ingredients to your blender in this order.
They make a smoothie so creamy and are a natural sweetener. I usually do 1-3 frozen bananas, sliced and frozen on a cookie sheet beforehand.
I fill the milk in enough to cover all the bananas.
This is great for the Omega-3, antioxidants, and fiber. Depending on the smoothie size, I throw in maybe 1-3 tablespoons.
Our favorite brands is Smucker’s Natural because it’s sugar-free. I do anywhere from 1-3 tablespoons, again depending on the size of the batch. If you are peanut and nut-free, try sunflower butter.
For myself, I like dairy-free protein powder by Sunwarrior. It’s rice based protein. For my kids, I do cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, or chocolate dairy-free milk. The chocolate measurement is “to taste”. I have even left out chocolate, and the boys don’t miss it.
Spinach, romaine, or kale. Prewashed containers are super convenient. I just throw in a handful or two of greens.
I really like our smoothies cold so I will add about 3 ice cubes per serving to the blender. You can add more if you’d like.
Smoothies, especially when packed with protein and greens, make an easy dairy-free breakfast or snack for mom and kids. Your children will hug you lots for this one.
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