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Ban-Apple Smoothie

Quick post today to give you this refreshing Banana Apple Green Smoothie recipe!  And...I'm gonna give you the recipe, because how much can you say about a smoothie.  It's yummy, I promise...


So I kind of have a process of how I blend my smoothies.  I own a Vitamix, which I love, and I use it multiple times a day.  I add the ingredients in a couple at a time and put it through multiple cycles.  Here's how I do it:

Cycle 1: I start by putting the coconut water and the protein powder (if using) in the blender and putting it through a quick cycle.  See this post for protein powders I like.

Cycle 2: Next I add the spinach and start a cycle.  Halfway through the spinach cycle, I add in the peeled bananas through the clear section in the top of my lid that pops off.

Cycle 3: Once that is all cycled, I add the apples and the ice.  My vitamix has a setting with a snowflake on it, so I switch to that setting when doing anything frozen (ice or frozen fruit for instance).

Cycle 4: After I let it cycle of the frozen setting once, I switch it back to my standard setting and do one last cycle.

I know this is a lot of little cycles, but I find the end result is perfectly smooth and creamy, and it works better this way for avoiding unwanted clumps.

So that's it!  Serves 2.

Enjoy!

xoxo ~ Lise-Anne Michel {Plum Planted}

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Ban-Apple Smoothie
By Lise-Anne Michel {Plum Planted}
Serves 2
Plant Based, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Dairy-free, Oil-free.

Ingredients:
1 c. coconut water
1 serving of plant based protein powder (optional)
1 c. packed spinach
2 large bananas, peeled
2 apples, cored and quartered
1-2 c. ice to thicken

Method:
1. Cycle together the coconut water and protein powder (if using) in a high speed blender.
2. Add in spinach and begin a second cycle.  Halfway though, add bananas as well through hole in the lid.
3. When second cycle is complete, add in apples and ice.  If you have a frozen setting on your blender, switch to frozen setting and let cycle once.
4. Switch back to standard setting and cycle one last time.
5. Pour into 2 glasses and serve.

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