So I make a lot of smoothies. I’m kind of a big fan of drinking my fruits and veggies. Don’t get me wrong, I do love, fruit, and veggies (especially when dipped in things, like hummus. yum), all that jazz. But one way I can consistently get in some of those fruits and veggies, even when I’m busy… or lazy… Is to put them in smoothies. It’s so handy to have it all on hand and throw it together in the morning or as an afternoon snack. I also like drinking them while I”m waiting with the boys for the bus, (until the snow sets in.. It that scenario I will wait until I’m back in my cozy warm house).
I have quite a few friends that have asked about what I put in my smoothies, so I thought I would share a few to them. Here are my favorite go to smoothies.
Berry Green smoothie
3/4 Cup Frozen Berries
1 Cup Greens (spinach, or kale, or red and green chard or a mix of it all. I don’t like using lettuce as it will compromise the texture.)
1 Cup Kefir (I like using the blueberry or strawberry kind)
1/4 Coconut water or water
2 Tablespoons Chia seeds or hemp harts, or BetterBody Foods Organic LIVfit Superfood Blend with Protein (I found this recently, and it has all sorts of nutrients packed in it.)
This can be a breakfast replacement smoothie, it has protein packed in it with the Kefir and adding one of these, Chia seeds or hemp harts, or BetterBody Foods Organic LIVfit Superfood Blend with Protein. Also the color of this smoothie will vary depending on what berries you use.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
1 Ripe Banana
3/4 Cup Almond Milk
2 Tablespoons peanut butter powder
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
I love having this as a guilt free sweet snack.