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I hate to point out the obvious, but summer totally came early. It’s completely acceptable to wear a bathing suit under your dress and it’s totally acceptable to avoid your black kitty on these crazy hot days. My evil feline has become even more of a cuddle bug when the weather is hot out…yeah, she has a sense of humour.

So naturally, I’ve been making a lot of smoothies and thought I’d share a bunch of wicked awesome blended (and healthy) treats with you this week. This is big for me. Since I started this blog I have never (ever ever) posted for five days straight – but baby, I’m all yours from today until Friday! And I’m giving away a gift card. Awesome.

To make this smoothie combine the ingredients in your blender, with the light stuff on bottom (spinach, oats, cinnamon, walnuts). Then add your frozen banana and pour the milk over the top.

Blend until everything is nice and smooth.

Enjoy!

Banana Bread Green Monster Smoothie
Serves one (or two small servings)
Recipe lightly adapted from Full Measure of Happiness
7 Weight Watchers Points plus per recipe

Ingredients:
1 ripe banana, frozen
1 cup milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
2 handfuls fresh spinach leaves
1/8 C walnuts
1/4 C oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
Combine the ingredients in your blender, with the light stuff on bottom (spinach, oats, cinnamon, walnuts). Then add your banana (and ice, if your banana isn’t frozen), and pour the milk over the top.

Blend until everything is nice and smooth.

Amazon Giveaway Details:
Now that we’ve made this delicious treat, I thought I would ask YOU! Yes, you, to tell me your favorite smoothie recipe! That’s all you have to do to be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

For three EXTRA entries:

Just let me know you did the following (and if you follow me on Facebook and Pinterest already, let me know!)

1. Twitter Follow Warm Vanilla Sugar and then tweet the following:
“I entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card from @katrinadingle! Check it! http://bit.ly/NF2Nvb #smoothietime”

2. Like Warm Vanilla Sugar on Facebook

3. Follow Warm Vanilla Sugar on Pinterest

NOTES:
-Contest ends Saturday, June 23, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly.
-Open to everyone world wide!

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87 Responses to Banana Bread Green Monster Smoothie for Smoothie Week {and an Amazon Giveaway}!

  1. My favourite smoothie is more of a milkshake really (kind of defeats the point of it being healthy but you know) – bananas, vanilla ice cream, and a little bit of milk – YUM 🙂

  2. amuseyourbouchecookery says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  3. Joanne says:

    I am totally a smoothie-inept person so I can’t wait to see all of these ideas! Healthy banana bread flavor sounds pretty rockstar to me!

  4. kaceytorres says:

    How great that you’re sharing smoothie recipes this week…I’ve been trying to find some green smoothie recipes that I like lately! Some that I’ve tried have been winners, but some have definitely been a bit too weird:P
    So far, my go to recipe is a handful of frozen blueberries, a banana, two strawberries, a handful of spinach and enough milk to make the consistency right:)

  5. kaceytorres says:

    Liked you on facebook

  6. kaceytorres says:

    Followed you on pinterest

  7. Tracey says:

    Banana bread smoothies? Genius!! I wish I had some bananas in the house to make one this morning. My favorite smoothie is probably a pina colada one I’ve been making for a little while. It makes me feel like I’m on vacation 🙂

  8. Tracey says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  9. Byn says:

    i love a mango banana smoothie, which i add spinach to for a dose of greens!
    – 1 banana
    – handful spinach
    – 1/2 cup frozen mango
    – 2 spoonfuls plain greek yogurt
    – splash or two mango juice (all natural)

  10. my favorite smoothie recipe is to throw fresh spinach, a little vanilla greek yogurt, any berry/fruit i have lying around, and ice! works like a charm, tastes like a dream 🙂

  11. yay, i’m so excited for smoothie week! i’m a smoothie junkie + am actually making my first green smoothie this afternoon. fun coincidence! my favorite smoothie? definitely something that involves oats, probably the raspberry-banana oat smoothie that is on my blog. sooo good. i literally drank one every morning for probably a month straight!

  12. i like you on facebook from my Fearless Homemaker page!

  13. Christine says:

    I love smoothies! I just need a blender…..
    Can I be honest? I don’t have a favorite smoothie recipe….mostly because I don’t have a blender. That problem needs to be solved stat.

    Also, mad props to you for posting 5 days in a row! I once posted three days in a row and I was exhausted. One of the posts didn’t even count because all I did was embed a video. So, seriously, awesome job!

  14. Eileen says:

    Wow, I’m really not sure what my favorite smoothie is! Something in the blueberry-yogurt-spinach area, probably. I love your oat addition here–will definitely have to give that one a try!

  15. Villy says:

    I was obsessed with the previous smoothie you posted, so I will definitely give this one a try! Smoothies with berries are generally my favorite, but the banana-soya milk-peanut butter-honey-oats combo rocked my world!
    I’m a Facebook and Pinterest follower! 🙂
    Looking forward to the rest of the smoothies!

  16. amy marantino says:

    my favorite smoothie is strawberries and chocolate syrup plus yogurt and oatmeal.

  17. amy marantino says:

    i follow you on Twitter and tweeted- https://twitter.com/onitnaram/status/214872415635910656

  18. amy marantino says:

    i Liked you on Facebook

  19. jacquie says:

    i actaully do not like smoothies so no favorites….

  20. jacquie says:

    i do not have a facebook account nor know how to “pin” something or twitter – can i get another entry because i follow your blog? please!!!

  21. I love smoothies in the summer! My dog gets extra cuddly and clingy when the weather is warmer too (crazy thing) and I am definitely in need of new smoothie recipes to cool off with. Adding this one to the rotation for sure!

  22. My morning smoothie is a bit similar to this: almond milk, banana, almond butter, flax, an apple and some spinach. I never thought I would be that healthy, but it’s delicious!

  23. My fave smoothie is probably strawberry and banana 🙂 I need to add spinach to boost up my energy level. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Katie says:

    I make a spinach/banana/PB smoothie that is divine!

  25. Katie says:

    Following on Pinterest!

  26. Wen says:

    Papaya with milk and a bit of honey to sweeten. Add a bit of passion fruit for tartness

  27. sophie says:

    Hi 🙂 I already like you on Facebook!

  28. sophie says:

    my favourite smoothie (these days) is: almond milk + cranberries + stevia (or other sweetener) + flax meal + protein powder!!!!!

  29. Cori says:

    My favorite smoothie is strawberry and banana.

  30. Ashlee says:

    My smoothie if choice these days is strawberry shakeology (Beach Body product) with mixed tropical fruit, almond milk, kale and some ice.

  31. ericandashlee says:

    I already like you on facebook.

  32. ericandashlee says:

    My smoothie of choice lately has been strawberry shakeology ( beach body product) with mixed tropical fruit, kale, almond milk and ice.

  33. My favorite smoothie is banana + almond milk + frozen cherries + kale + flax meal + protein powder! Mmm so good! (Although the one you’ve posted looks amazing, too!)

  34. I definitely already like you on Facebook!

  35. I follow you on Pinterest! (Love your pins, by the way!)

  36. Jena says:

    My favorite smoothie is Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, spinach, banana and a dash of cinnamon. Might have to make one right now! 🙂

  37. Jena says:

    Also, I like you on FB already

  38. Jena says:

    And, I receive receive e-mail updates about your blog! (which I really enjoy, btw–then I’m not constantly checking back!)

  39. Morgan says:

    My favorite smoothie recipe is whatever fruit I have on hand! With some yogurt ad ice 🙂

  40. Morgan says:

    I like you on facebook!

  41. Morgan says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  42. Morgan says:

    I follow you on pinterest!

  43. April says:

    I don’t really have a favorite smoothie, but the one I made last night was strawberry ice-cream, a peach and an apple with some milk and throw it in the blender – put the ice-cream in last.

  44. Jessica says:

    My favorite smoothie recipe: 1 pound fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
    · ½ cup honey
    · pinch of salt
    · 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
    · 1 cup crushed ice

  45. Jessica says:

    I follow you on Pinterest (@jessfelt)

  46. Jessica says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  47. I followed you and tweeted!

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  49. anash says:

    I follow you on twitter @anashct3
    tweet: https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/215423791839461377
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

    Email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  50. anash says:

    I follow you on Pintrest as “anash”
    Thanks kindly!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  51. anash says:

    my absolute favorite smoothie recipes is
    1/2 cup unsweetened Apple juice, 2 handfuls of romaine , Frozen Fresh Pineapple, Red Grapes, 1 Banana,1 avocado

    Thanks for a super giveaway!

  52. manda says:

    Not sure it counts as a smoothie, but I like it.

    Frozen Blueberries, sugar, vanilla or plain yogurt, whipped topping!

    Yum!

  53. Emily Anderson says:

    I followed u on fb

  54. Emily Anderson says:

    I am following u on pinterest

  55. Emily Anderson says:

    My fav smoothies is peaches, vanilla protein powder, coconut milk and ice.

  56. Leah Z says:

    i like banana with a hint of chocolate. or honey. or both…

  57. Leah Z says:

    I like you on facebook!

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  59. Mine is pretty unhealthy ha ha! Its more like a dessert smoothie! 1 can tinned fruit, ice and a little apple juice! Yum!

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  61. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    This smoothie looks so healthy! Just followed you on all 3 and tweeted you 🙂

  62. Merin says:

    I like the chocolate banana smoothie.

  63. Amy Bailey says:

    My favorite smoothie recipe is 1 banana, about a cup of pineapple chunks (I use frozen), and a cup of vanilla yogurt. So yummy and tropically!!

  64. Amy Bailey says:

    I follow you on Pinterest 🙂

  65. Julie says:

    I like fresh strawberries with vanilla yogurt thansk

  66. Julie says:

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  67. Julie says:

    like u on pinterest

  68. mermont84 says:

    my fav smoothie is mostly berries! i like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, plus some yogurt and a banana!

  69. mermont84 says:

    i Like Warm Vanilla Sugar on Facebook

  70. Pat says:

    I really want to try your smoothie, but I need to go to the grocery store. My favorite is tropical smoothies, I love pina colada type drinks. Reminds me of vacation

  71. Pat says:

    I like you on facebook

  72. Pat says:

    I follow & tweeted

  73. […] Also, thanks for letting me know your favorite smoothie flavours. My absolute favorite is still my banana bread green monster smoothie… […]

  74. This is amazing! I’m totally going to do smoothie “cleanse” in a week or so and this is for SURE on the list!

  75. […] long run in the thick, humid air, I like to know that I am (literally) running home to a smoothie (this one to be exact) and a tall glass of iced water. After breakfast Paul makes us cappuccinos and all […]

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