Here's my smoothie recipe that I have everyday - I love it! Even though both of my kids love fruits - they don't eat near enough of the green stuff, so this smoothie has some good stuff in there for them too.
Smoothies are also a great way to help weight loss. We all know that in order to lose weight, we need to eat better. Most of us don't eat enough fruits and veggies and smoothies are a perfect way to get what your body needs and help fill you up too!
Here's what you'll need:
(Makes 2 Smoothies)
Some type of low-sugar juice. We love this carrot juice from Trader Joe's
4-5 Strawberries (frozen or fresh)
1/3 cup frozen berry medley (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
Now to assemble your smoothie...
Core and peel your apple. I normally only put in half the apple and feed the other half to the kids for lunch.
Add your banana.
Add two heaping tablespoons of yogurt.
Add your berries. You can use whatever type of berries you have on hand, or happen to be on sale. I like this mixture for all the antioxidants these berries have!
Throw in a handful of spinach.
Pour in about a cup and a half of your juice. If you like a thicker smoothie, add only a cup. If you like yours a bit thinner go for about a cup and 3/4.
Blend away! If you have kind of a crappy blender like I do, you might have to stop it several times and take a spoon and jam all the frozen stuff down to the bottom. That way everything gets blended!
(I really need to get myself one of those Ninja's!!!)
Pour and serve with a straw! These smoothies don't have the most appealing color (spinach) but they are so, so good. Like I said before - my whole family of meat-eaters love this one!
Here are some great add-ins you can toss in:
Any and all green veggies that you wouldn't normally eat - you won't even taste them with all the great fruit in this smoothie!
There you have it - a great smoothie the whole family will love! I drink these every morning for breakfast and occasionally as a later afternoon snack if I'm in the mood for something sweet!
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