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Ultimate Green Smoothie Fiesta!

August 16, 2012

Well, I have been on a smoothie kick recently. Mainly because I feel like I’ve been skimping on any kind of healthy eating attempts since summer fun kicked in. Its hard to have fun and eat your veggies all the time. So in efforts to remedy this, I have been starting a few days a week with a massive smoothie. This recipe make 4-5 cups of smoothie, so my previous claims of not being able to drink and smoothie and feel as full as if I ate a meal, as squished. If you deconstruct it, it is like eating a salad for breakfast!

Basic Green Smoothie:

1 banana

1 cup strawberrys

2-3 handfuls of spinach

1 cup water

1-2 Tbsp flax or chia seeds

1 Tbsp ground ginger (I buy the tubes of it from the produce aisle)

A handful of ice

Directions: In a strong blender, layer bananas and strawberries and then spinach. Add water and blend. You might need to stop blending and stir it down if your blender is not super strong. Once everything is blending nicely, add seeds and ginger and ice. The ice just makes it a little thicker and also cooler…since warm smoothies are not super appetizing…and voila!

Super great. Lots of iron, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber and a few grams of protein.

Feel free play with the ingredients and mix up the fruits, maybe peaches, other berries or even oranges. You could also add some PB or other nut butter to get some more protein in there, and add yogurt or milk for a bit more calcium. Like I said, massive breakfast salad…which sounds gross until you blend it into an awesome smoothie and feel energized and healthy for the rest of the day!

Speaking of healthy…the boys have had the worst time being taunted by these fat magpies that live on the deck outside…ever  since they discovered the cats were mostly behind the screen they strut their stuff and cackle at the cats. Now, maybe they would make a healthy breakfast for the boys!

Enjoy!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2012 9:42 am

    Your smoothie looks great! I’ve been having similar with spinach, strawberries, banana and I add coconut water or soya milk however mine always look kind of grey with speckles of green rather than a smooth green colour! Wonder if it’s the quality of my blender, its getting abit old!

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