A Family-Friendly Smoothie for the Morning Rush

Source: A Family-Friendly Smoothie For the Morning Rush

There's nothing like a quick, easy, and healthful breakfast to get the morning started right, and this recipe from Melissa d'Arabian, host and author of 10 Dollar Dinners, does just that. Plus, it sneaks in spinach, which you might not think belongs at the breakfast table until giving this smoothie a try. Along with being seriously fast, the green morning smoothie is also a d'Arabian family favorite.

Green Morning Smoothies
Reprinted from Ten Dollar Dinners, Copyright 2012 by Melissa d'Arabian. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House Inc.

2 cups vanilla almond, coconut, or soy milk
1/2 cup whole oats
1-1/4 cups fresh, frozen, or canned peaches or mango cubes
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 bananas

Place the milk and oats in a blender, and blend for 15 seconds on high. Add the peaches, ice, spinach, honey, vanilla, and bananas, and blend until very smooth, 45 seconds. Serve in glasses.

Serves 4.

Check out more of Melissa's special mix-and-match mash-up ideas!

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