Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Green Smoothie

It took me a while to actually get around to trying a green smoothie. I kept seeing them everywhere and they look so healthy, but I wasn't sure if I was down for drinking something that tasted like grass clippings.There are a lot of different ways to make one, but I eventually sampled a fruit based one and was immediately won over. The best part is that they are super easy to make and you can pretty much add whatever you want! They also make you feel marvelous first thing in the morning. 

In these I used spinach, strawberries, banana and orange juice. I also made a second batch with blueberries, raspberries, spinach, banana and greek yogurt. I eyeballed the measurements, but I would say a really big handful of spinach, half cup of fruit, half a banana and a cup or so of OJ is a good combo. You also might like to add some ice to make it colder and thicker.

An important thing to note here; if your smoothie turns out more brown than green, it's just from the red or blue berries. While it will still taste just as good, it might not look as pretty. No worries though, you're still getting a super dose of healthy goodness!

We enjoyed ours at home, but it's very easy to make these on the go. Just portion out your winning combination of fruits and veggies, freeze it over night, pop in the blender in the morning with your juice or yogurt, pour into a to-go cup and you're on your way! 




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