I don’t typically post a lot of recipes on the blog, but I’ve been on the go…a lot lately.
When you’re on the go, you need a go-to punch sometimes
so you don’t end up eating junk.
I speak from experience, people.
My go-to college snack was always junk.
I call this “The Feel Better Smoothie” because I always make it
if I feel like I’m starting to come down with something
or if I just feel kind of puny.
But it’s great anytime, really.
I make it a few times a week, and I make sure we always have these ingredients around.
It’s a great mid-afternoon pick-me-up or light lunch if I know I’m going to have a larger dinner.
And it’s chalked full of good things, so let’s smoothie up!
Start with about 1 1/2 cup of frozen fruit
(you can add more to your liking)
and you can do fresh fruit if you have that on hand.
Just add a little bit of ice to make it cold.
Add 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves.
Hello, dark leafy greens!
If you have a banana, throw it in for extra smoothie creaminess.
Go ahead and scoop out 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of your favorite Greek yogurt.
I’m a fan of Fage, but use whatever you like!
Then add 1-2 tbsp of flax seed.
Melissa Schollaert of Real Nutritious Living turned me onto flax seed,
and now I can’t get enough! It’s so good for you, and you can put it in almost anything.
Next, add about 1/2 cup of coconut water.
I add more sometimes. Go on, add as much as you like!
Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of almond milk.
It should look similar to this by this point:
Now use the “chop” button on your blender to get all of that yumminess working together.
And then the “mix” setting to get it all flowing nicely…
Add in about 1 tbsp (a little more if you need it sweeter)
of your favorite local honey bear…
And voilà !
You’re ready to enjoy your smoothie!
It’s tasty (I promise), and it’s really good for you.
You’ll feel like a million bucks after you down one of these.
Enjoy, and feel better today!
In a blender, combine:
1 1/2 cup frozen fruit
1 cup fresh spinach
1 banana (optional for more creaminess)
2-3 heaping spoonfuls Greek yogurt
(you can substitute avocado here, too)
1-2 tbsp flax seed
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup almond milk
more if needed
CHOP until chopped well,
then mix for a few seconds.
Add 1-2 tbsp honey.
And need to know the best way to clean your blender?
I found this recently, and as an avid blender user,
I thought it was brilliant.