My “not so green (but green)” Go-To Smoothie
This smoothie is my version of “fast food,” throw everything into a blender and go! This recipe is more of a template: don’t like kale or blueberries? Just throw in whatever goods you have in your refrigerator or freezer. Smoothies are the perfect way to get in nutrients without even trying!
Making your smoothies at home ensures that you’re packing them with mostly veggies and healthy plant-based power to get you through the day. My low (er) sugar smoothie keeps you full and satisfied until lunch (or a midmorning snack if you’re like me)!
Here’s how I did mine, but feel free to mix and match with what you have handy!
Yield: 10 oz (one large glass full)
½ frozen banana
½ – ¾ cup fresh or frozen leafy greens (kale, spinach, chard, beet greens)
¼ cup frozen blueberries
1-2 tablespoons non-fat Greek yogurt (for vegan/ dairy-free options just omit)
½- ¾ cup almond milk, unsweetened (regular milk or any other nut milk is fine)
1-2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
½ cup frozen zucchini chunks <- great way to get veggies into kids without them knowing
1 tablespoon each-
Cocoa powder (yeah you can have chocolate for breakfast!! – just make sure it’s unsweetened)
Daily Greens Powder – powdered form of kale, wheatgrass, spirulina, matcha
- Place all ingredients into a blender and combine until smooth! Pour into a glass or to-go cup and enjoy!
Can also be topped with extra nuts, seeds, granola or nut butter!