1 banana* + 100 ml plain soymilk + 6 oz pre-washed baby spinach + generous dollop of french vanilla syrup/to taste
For those of you new to smoothie fu, the spinach and milk go in first, sweetener and banana on top. Blend to desired texture; makes one giant smoothie, something like a medium at Jamba Juice.
Now, normally I’d say you can substitute any pre-disolved sweetener that you like–my usual favorite is agave nectar–but I think this vanilla syrup was an accident of genius. I made it the other day when I was scrounging about to find something to go on pancakes. The recipe goes like this:
2 cups white sugar+1 cup water+a very generous dash of french vanilla flavoring, like vanilla extract, stolen from my roomate
Boil it in a pot. But not for too long.
And that, my friends, is the secret to making something that tastes like this:
But is this:
*You might want to freeze the banana; I made it this morning with everything but the spinach at room temperature, and I did not expect it to be good. . . and then it was delicious. 😀