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Green Smoothie

Banana Arugula Breakfast Smoothie

Comments Bubble2 30 March, 2016

This is a very easy and very quick breakfast to make before you dash out the door. You can experiment by adding your favorite seeds to this recipe as well for added protein. You can switch out the kinds of greens you use and the type of non-dairy milk you try. I love the arugula in this smoothie, but spinach works just fine also. This smoothie makes for a quick mid-day snack also.

Serves 1
Less than 5 minutes



2 cups fresh arugula

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon unsweetened sunflower or almond butter

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk



Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a high powered blender. Enjoy immediately.


  1. Jennie Arnold

    I did something similar to this a few days ago but used mango instead of banana and it was delicious! Our doctor said banana is too high in sugar! So is mango ok to use in smoothies once in a while? I’m trying my best to lower sugar and cholesterol for hubby and myself.

    • jessica black (Author)

      Mango is fine to use. Peaches are even better because they are lower in glycemic index. I like to keep the color of the added fruit mild so the smoothie stays nice and green. You can use berries also but then the smoothie turns a little brownish purple in color. Good luck! Dr. Black


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