While grabbing our smoothie greens on our last grocery run, I noticed a package of Super Greens salad mix and thought it’d be perfect for our smoothies. A couple smoothies later Aldwin was complaining that our smoothies were tasting “healthier” than usual. I had been noticing the peppery flavor as well, and sure enough, the mix contained arugula. Now I love arugula as a side or in a salad, but when you make a berry smoothie, you’re really not expecting to drink a mouth full of arugula.
This Maple Banana Green Smoothie was my apology to my husband. I’ll be honest. I got the idea for the flavor profile from one of my two year old’s snack pouches. She loves it, so I figured it couldn’t be a bad flavor combo, right? The maple flavor completely masks the arugula, so it’s a great recipe to try with some greens you don’t normally like!
Maple Banana Green Smoothie
Yield: 2 servings
- 2 cups super greens (spinach, kale, arugula, etc)
- 3 bananas
- 2 Tbs maple syrup
- 2 cups liquid
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
– To make it cold, use frozen bananas or add a cup of ice. – This taste great using water as the liquid, but try it with almond milk or cow’s milk for a more indulgent treat.