If you need a quick pick me up a smoothie will do the trick. Here are three variations of how to make a smoothie. You can make your smoothie as healthy as you want it to be and might be able to sneak some of that healthy food into your kids.
I always start with organic yogurt, and ground flax seeds, fresh fruit and something green like spinach.
The greens provide fiber and texture and I always think I’m being really healthy when I use them. These smoothies are supposed to be good for you, not sweet and full of empty calories.
The version tasted like berries. I used blueberries, strawberries, kale leaves, banana, yogurt, and ground flax. I don’t have a real recipe, I just layer the ingredients in a blender with crushed ice and add some liquid. You could use fruit juice, but for a healthy version make sure it’s not sweetened, or use water. I’m going to try green tea. If you want sweetness, try adding stevia. For extra flavor I add cinnamon and vanilla because I love that combination so much.
The coconut version is made with coconut water, banana, blueberries, kale leaves, ground flax seeds and yogurt. Coconut water has been in the news lately claiming to have high amounts of potassium and other health benefits, so I tried it. It was pretty good but I did add stevia to this one.
This green smoothie gets its green color from spinach leaves. It had banana, apple, avocado, yogurt and ground flaxseeds. It tasted very green/organic. I’m not overly fond of avocado but I added it for the omega 3 it provides.
A blender full makes enough for 3 or 4 people. If you like it thick, use less liquid or none at all, just ice. The amount of each ingredient is up to you, but I start with 2 heaping tablespoons of yogurt. For the other ingredients I add a handful.
A smoothie will fill you up and you can go for a long time before getting hungry again. That’s good right? Do you have your own favorite version of a smoothie?
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