Green Sunshine Smoothie

I'm really digging this living-with-your-significant-other-thing.  For one, I have someone to test recipe experiments on.  As I've mentioned in a previous post, our apartment is hot, so that means smoothies for breakfast in the dead of winter are totally appropriate.  While I'm permanently stuck on banana smoothies, the "other" likes his drinks more fruity (versus creamy), so I have been experimenting with different recipes incorporating citrus, berries, and other non-banana ingredients.  I made this combo this AM and had to admit that it was pretty darn delicious, almost delicious enough to convince me to cheat on my daily banana blend...almost.

Green Sunshine Smoothie - Vegan, Gluten Feee, Refind Sugar Free, Soy Free Option

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup soy milk (or any non dairy milk)

1 ripe banana

1 handful baby spinach

1 TBSP coconut butter (optional but I think it takes the smoothie to the next level)

1-2 pitted dates (optional depending on how sweet you want your smoothie)

Blend, sip, and feel like you are on a beach soaking up sunshine (sigh).