Keep cool with this green smoothie recipe

Need a quick and easy way to eat more fruits and vegetables? Our nutrition specialist, Vanessa Fernandez, recommends this healthy ‘green monster’ smoothie recipe to help you stay stay cool and hydrated during the upcoming summer months. It’s loaded with essential nutrients, ready in under ten minutes, and delicious enough to get you out of bed in the morning.

Green Monster Smoothie

Servings: 1
Serving Size: about 2 cups


  • 1 small frozen ripe banana, peeled
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt


Place all ingredients into the blender, add ice (optional) and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Tips

  • Packed with vitamins A, C, K, iron, fiber, folate, magnesium, protein and calcium!
  • Try adding frozen blueberries or flaxseeds for extra antioxidants and omega-3s.
  • Part of a balanced plate: fulfills fruits, protein, calcium, and vegetables.