Smoothies are the easiest way to get all of the fruits and veggies you should consume in one day. And as an added bonus, they are usually delicious and convenient as breakfast or for a nutritious snack during the day. I am constantly searching for new recipes and while away for the holidays, we found our now favorite tea shop that offered a ton of different juices and smoothies. Once we narrowed down some of the ones we liked best, I came home and tried to mimic those as closely as I could. Although I didn’t have some of the seeds and juices they used on hand at home, I replicated the rest of the ingredients and the results were amazing. This is currently the most requested smoothie in my household and I usually have to make another batch to make sure I get a glass for myself, too. As with all smoothies that my family loves, I make about four small servings of two different kinds of smoothies at night and the next day our fridge is stocked with ready-to-go, perfect portions that last all week and are super helpful on busy mornings or when I need to grab something healthy as I head out the door. Here is the recipe for our current favorite combination this week!
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie: Makes about one, full 8 oz. serving that I split into two small glasses
- 1 whole ripe banana, sliced
- 2/3 cup organic plain whole milk yogurt (I like Stonyfield the best)
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 4-5 large frozen strawberries
- 1 cup rinsed spinach leaves
- 2 1/2 teaspoons honey
- small handful of ice
- Blend and serve immediately or store in the fridge in air-tight glass jars for best results for up to five days.