Iiiit’s Friday!

I’m back in the big city for the weekend, but have no big plans. Sometimes that’s the best way to do it. I’m sure they’ll be some basketball watching and maybe some walking around in the park (say hello to a forecast of 60 degrees on Sunday! Um, finally!!).

Being that today’s the best day of the week, I’ve got a little treat for you today: another deee-li-cious smoothie recipe.

This smoothie reminds me of an amazing milkshake I get on family trips to a lodge in the Poconos. It’s one of those places that just kind of transports you to the past—it’s so family-oriented and has that old-time charm. Very Dirty Dancing meets the Shining, except I haven’t fallen in love with any employees yet–er, anyone for that matter–and there’s really nothing scary about the place.

Anyway, they have this darling tea room (I like to call it the pop shop) in the basement that has light bites and some killer milkshakes. My favorite? Banana! Sadly, I only get the opportunity to indulge in this treat once a year when we head to the resort.

Not anymore, folks.

The other day I got the idea to make a honey banana smoothie and, when I took the first sip of my creation, nostalgia set in. I had unwittingly created a healthier version of the banana milkshake. I’m serious, this slightly sweet smoothie could be dessert, but it’s made without ice cream and uses dairy-free milk instead of full-fat milk. It’s a real winner: so creamy, so tasty.

Without spinach:

Honey Banana Smoothie

Or, with spinach:

Honey Banana Green Smoothie
Which to choose?

Hint: Go for the one with Spinach. It tastes exactly the same, but packs extra nutrients and staying power.

Now, what do you think they’d say at the pop shop if I ask for spinach in my banana milkshake this fall?!

Before I go, I want to give a big thanks to Lindsay for including me in her post yesterday about 30 blogs she discovered on Twitter. Go say “hi” to her!

Honey-Banana Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 glass


  • 1 frozen banana, chopped before freezing
  • 1 cup coconut almond milk (or soymilk, coconut milk, almond milk, ect)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 large handful of spinach (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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