This blog post is in celebration of finally PERFECTING a smoothie I created a few weeks ago by throwing random things in my kitchen into a blender. It's the yummiest cup full of fruit and veggies, with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and honey.
I'll break down all the components and share how I like it, but make it your own and let me know what you think!! My oldest sister tried the recipe and is now equally obsessed as I am.
Hence this post title, I couldn't resist leaking the unexpected staple in there, so I'll address the butternut squash situation first. My all-time favorite juice from my school is a green smoothie with butternut squash in it. So when I saw some of it in my freezer I had to try. The frozen component acts as the ice for my smoothie and the squash makes it thick and creamy with a super subtle taste (aka the best way to sneak veggies in).
OK let's break this down:
These are the estimated measurements I use to make one portion for myself, but throw in whatever amounts that you want honestly. I feel like that's not how this is supposed to work but I'm not gonna tell you what to do sis!
In a blender, throw in:
A handful of spinach
One medium-sized banana
6 ishhhh ounces of vanilla yogurt— I use Siggi's Nonfat Yogurt, HIGHLY recommend, it's all-natural, high in protein and low in fat and sugar, and no nasty chemicals.
About a half of cup of cubed, frozen butternut squash
A splash of vanilla oat milk— any milk would be fine, but I love the extra vanilla and use Chobani Oat milk, its plant-based and lactose, and nut-free!
A drizzle of organic honey! Add this to taste, just sweetens a bit :)
Dash (a big one for me) of cinnamon
BLENDDDDD! Once I pour it I like to add a GENEROUS amount of cinnamon on the top—trust me so yummy, ok?
She's perfect for a light breakfast, or mid-day snack. TRY IT.
There you have it guys, let me know, I hope you'll love it just as much as I do!!