April 3, 2009

Kick Off Your Day With One Of These


For the past two weeks, I have been starting everything morning with the concoction you see above. I used to drink coffee or tea in the morning to get going but I find this works MUCH better. So what is it?

A Banana-Spinach-Protein-Oatmeal Smoothie

You read that right, everything above is somewhere inside that green liquid. It’s like an energy drink only it doesn’t contain any of the crap they add to it. It won’t make your heart skip a few beats either!


  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein (Vanilla Or Unflavored)
  • 3/4 Cup Ground Oatmeal (You Might Want To Use Less)
  • Baby Spinach (I Jam As Much As I Can In It)
  • Organic Honey (It’s Good For You!)
  • Skim Milk

You could also McGyver it and see what else you might be able to throw in there. That’s how I ended up coming up with this concoction.


The preparation will vary depending on what appliances you have available. I personally use the Magic Bullet but I’m sure any blender or smoothie maker would work just fine.

I start by sticking the banana into the pitcher, followed by the spinach. I then add the protein powder and oatmeal. From there, I just fill it will skim milk and then top it off with a dash of honey.

Now BLEND IT until it looks drinkable…


This part is done at YOUR OWN RISK. I’m not going to be responsible for cleaning up your kitchen if you happen to toss it back up after you’re done with it.  I prefer to just throw it down the hatch and get it done with. You could sip on it all morning depending on what type of gag reflex you have (JK!)

Believe it or not, it does not taste bad at all. The spinach flavor is masked by everything else and the banana tends to be the strongest flavor. It’s actually pretty good if you make it just right.

Either way, it’s really good for you and it sure beats eating the spinach…

Give it a shot and let me know what you think!

14 thoughts on “Kick Off Your Day With One Of These

  1. tim

    OK, the spinach is a little over the top! I’d rather just eat it alone than mess up an otherwise perfectly good banana smoothie! Adding coffee instead of all milk might be good though!

    1. Justin Wright Post author

      Haha, that’s what I used to think. However, the banana does a superb job of masking the spinach flavor to the point that can hardly even tell it’s in there. It does take a little getting used to though… 🙂

  2. Matt Whey Protein Powder

    That looks like an interesting recipe. I haven’t tried whey with banana and spinach but I can tell you that has to be packed with vitamins and with iron. It looks like you’re blending with the “Magic Bullet” right? I love that. Whey smoothies to me are like dessert.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *