“Love the cookie, love this shake! I added a scoop of chocolate protein powder to the mix and it was awesome!”~ Jewel
Snickerdoodle Green, a revitalizing Green smoothie recipe, tastes like the ever-popular Snickerdoodle cookie. However, whereas the cookie definitely does not fall anywhere near the “health-food” category, the Snickerdoodle Green Smoothie is bursting with phytonutrients, antioxidants, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Plus … it’s just fun to say Snickerdoodle ;-)
Everything You Need
The Snickerdoodle Green smoothie ingredients are:
- almond milk
- pure vanilla extract
- crushed ice
Avocados – Avocados are neither fruit nor vegetable, but are actually considered berries. They are an excellent source of vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Avocados promote healthy gut bacteria, reduce the risk of heart disease, and provide essential nutrients required during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Bananas – Bananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.
Spinach – Spinach has long been a major staple of healthy eating. It is loaded with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A producing carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Studies have shown that the regular addition of spinach to one’s diet can help improve eye health, promote heart health, boost immune function, and make bones stronger.
Almond Milk – Almond milk is a popular nut-based milk replacement that is naturally lactose-free, dairy-free, and completely vegan. It has a surprisingly diverse set of nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, and calcium. Almond milk is also a heart-healthy beverage for those interested in lowering their cholesterol.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is an ancient spice that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. It is high in powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols, and is loaded with cinnamaldehyde, which also provides significant health benefits. Cinnamon is a known anti-inflammatory, helps reduce cholesterol, improves sensitivity to insulin, and aids in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
A standard blender is all that is required to make these delicious smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.
If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.
For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.
How To Make The Snickerdoodle Green Smoothie
The Snickerdoodle Green smoothie is very easy to make:
- Step 1: Place avocado, banana, spinach, almond milk, cinnamon, pure vanilla extract, and crushed ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
Recipe Tips And Substitutions
For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
- Place avocado, banana, spinach, almond milk, cinnamon, pure vanilla extract, and crushed ice into a blender and secure the lid.
- Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.
- For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
- If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
Serving Size:1 g
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 11gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g
Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions
What are the health benefits of green smoothies?
Green smoothies can offer a range of health benefits, primarily due to the nutrient-dense ingredients they contain. They are typically made with leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, or swiss chard, which are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These nutrients can support overall health, promote good digestion, and aid in detoxification. When blended with fruits, green smoothies can also be a good source of antioxidants, which protect your body from harmful free radicals. In addition, green smoothies are a great way to increase your daily intake of vegetables and can provide sustained energy due to their high fiber content and low glycemic index.
Who invented the original Snickerdoodle?
The exact origin of the snickerdoodle is a bit murky, but it’s believed to have German or Dutch roots, with the name possibly derived from the German word “Schneckennudel,” a type of pastry. However, the snickerdoodle, as we know it, a sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar, became popular in the United States, particularly in New England, in the late 1800s.
More Green Smoothie Recipes
→ If you liked this delicious Snickerdoodle Green smoothie, try more of our revitalizing favorites on our Green Smoothie Recipes page.
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