Recipes: Popeye Smoothie

July 8, 2011 / Aaron


Dearest yogis!

I've been tragically banned from the studio with a bad case of poison oak (exacerbated by sweating) and I am craving yoga, hardcore. It's been over a week since I've practiced, and I'm miserable about it.

However, my recent grounding has gotten me thinking about ways I can keep myself as healthy as possible without sweating. Obviously, me being me, I started thinking about food. More specifically, about veggies. And smoothies. And protein. (Cue: "Oh my!")

After a little tinkering, here's what I'm drinking right now, as I type this. I've lovingly dubbed it the Popeye Smoothie.

Popeye Smoothie:

1 ripe banana (frozen or unfrozen)

2 handfuls spinach

1 cup soy milk (or almond milk, rice milk, whatever... the only thing I don't recommend is coconut water!)

1-2 tablespoons of almond butter (or peanut butter, cashew butter, whatever...)

1-2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

1/2 ripe avocado (optional)


Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add ice, if you want it to be more smoothie-ish rather than juice-ish. It's not the prettiest breakfast you'll ever see, but it's soooooo good for you! Yesterday, I actually skipped my morning coffee because I felt so energized after this bad boy.

You really can't taste the spinach. Kale, on the other hand, is pretty noticeable. I don't recommend it.

What are some of your favorite blends?


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