Try this recipe for Coffee and Spinach Smoothie from Giada De Laurentiis’ new book, Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out.

When I serve this smoothie for brunch, it wows people every time. You barely taste the spinach, but you get a little jolt from the coffee. The cocoa nibs are my favorite part! I like to mix up all the ingredients except the ice the night before, so in the morning all I need to do is whiz it with ice just before serving.

Makes two 12-ounce smoothies

1 ripe banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, homemade (or store-bought)
2 cups baby spinach
2 cups ice
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of kosher salt
½ ripe avocado
1 tablespoon finely ground espresso or coffee
1 tablespoon cocoa nibs

Combine the banana, almond milk, spinach, ice, vanilla, and salt in a blender. Puree on high speed for 1 minute, or until almost smooth. Add the avocado and puree for another 30 seconds, or until smooth. Add the coffee and cocoa nibs and pulse to combine. Divide between two glasses and serve.

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Recipe from EAT BETTER, FEEL BETTER by Giada De Laurentiis. Copyright © 2021 by GDL Foods Inc. Published by Rodale Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.


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