Recipes/ Smoothies

Green Powered Banana Peach Smoothie

Good morning! I started off my day with a 35 minute run with the beau (HUGE thank you to Janetha for suggested that term rather than “manfriend”). He’s a really fast runner so he helps me push my pace. He told me today that I whined “only a little.” hehe. I didn’t take my Garmin but I know the route and it’s roughly 4.75 miles. The humidity was really low this morning which was nice! 

Maizey pouted because she couldn’t come. Well, Maize, maybe if you didn’t have a habit of laying down in strangers’ yards every 3 minutes on a run, you could come. 😉 When I’m not in a hurry I love to run with her but I have to keep to a schedule on work days. 

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I came home, got ready and made a big green smoothie. I’m currently sipping it and so far it hasn’t given me weird symptoms like yesterday’s smoothie. I wonder if having the banana, almond milk and peach helps vs straight greens & water.

I also cooked some chicken this morning – aren’t I productive? I almost ate them for breakfast just so I could pretend I am a CrossFitter (doesn’t that seem like something CrossFitters would do? Eat chicken for breakfast? Crystal, you can answer that. 😉 ) I had a couple raw tenders that had been hanging out in the fridge for a couple days so I wanted to get those cooked ASAP. I seasoned them with salt & pepper and put them under the broiler (on a high oven rack) for 4 minutes each side. I packed them for work for a little snack. 

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Anyway, back to the smoothie! I loved this morning’s combo so I wanted to share!

Green Powered Banana Peach Smoothie

  • 1 c. cold, filtered water
  • 1 c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 frozen peach (or about 1/4 – 1/2 bagged frozen peaches, I just had half of one I’d sliced and tossed in the freezer that I didn’t use up on my salad yesterday; recipe soon!)
  • 1.5ish c spinach (two handfuls. I have small hands.)
  • 2 stalks kale, stems removed
  • 1/4 c. cilantro

blend blend blend. 

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Alright, off to work I go! Have a great day!

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  • Jill

    Oh my gosh Maizey is so funny. She is legit pouting! I make protein smoothies kind of a lot but usually do chocolate powder / peanut butter / bananas. I have never made a green smoothie because I’m scared it really will taste like spinach even though everyone says it doesn’t. I like spinach, but I don’t want to drink it. What do you think?

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      PROMISE you won’t taste it especially if you have fruit in there. Start small – like one handful – and build up 🙂

      let me know how it goes!

  • Ashley

    What!? You didn’t like “honey-man??” Psh! 😉 Beau is perfect! And hilarious about Maizey…Dakota used to do the same thing in Charlotte in the summers. Pretty sure I almost had to carry her home once or twice. What a productive morning!

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      hahaha well I DID like it but I thought my readers might get sick of it! 😉

      we have such high maintenance dogs.

  • janetha

    hahahah yay beau for the win! and i love maizey girl. randy is IMPOSSIBLE to “run” with. so funny.

  • purelytwins

    Beau – love it 😉
    and poor Maizey, we have started to take Jax on short little runs and so far he does well with them 🙂
    and we love putting frozen peached in our smoothies! makes it so thick and creamy!

  • Lindsay

    My dog totally pouts when I don’t take him for a run. When I put my shoes on, he stands in front of the door, like “if I’m in your way, you have to take me along,” with his tail wagging. Then he runs up to the front window to watch me run off, with a sad face. It’s totally pathetic and cute at the same time.

  • Mary @ Fit and Fed

    That’s a very pouty photo of Maizey! The smoothie was looking good, lots of frozen fruit (I like a really cold smoothie), light amounts of greens, until there at the end I saw the cilantro and got really unsure about it. I like cilantro but how is it in the smoothie? Can you taste it much?

    • Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      Yes, you can taste the cilantro. I was VERY wary of cilantro in a smoothie the first time but it’s actually really good. If you generally like cilantro, I think you should give it a try, just to see! If not, leave it out. 🙂

  • Mary @ Fit and Fed

    That’s interesting that it took you back initially too, I’ll have to give it a try!