It started as an easy way to get a serving of spinach because even though I know it is good for me, spinach is not my favorite. This smoothie has turned into something I look forward to everyday. Really, you can put anything in it you like or leave out anything you don’t like. I do not have an exact measurement for all the ingredients- I just eyeball them as I add them to the blender- all roughly 1/2 cup. I would suggest you put the spinach, orange and milk in first, blend them and then the others in no particular order. Here is my list of ingredients:
- Blueberry (1/4 cup-ish)
- Pinapple/Peach/Mango Medley
- Vanilla Flavored Greek Yogurt
- Chia Seeds (1 tablespoon)
You can leave the Greek yogurt out, but it’s loaded with protein. You can use another liquid besides milk like Sprite or Sprite Zero or even Almond Milk. I add one or two ingredients at a time and blend them until finally it is all blended together and I have a blended fruit smoothie. If I have more than will fit in my cup, I save it for later. This time of year, I am using a lot of frozen foods– I am not compromising on health benefits and it turns out great. You can add ice, but with frozen fruit it is unnecessary- with all fresh fruit, you would need it.
The final step is to sprinkle chia seeds on top and mix them in with my spoon. Chia seeds are amazingly nutritious and unbelievably good for you. They help you absorb less fat and you can add them to anything- cakes, oatmeal, homemade breads, casseroles and the list could go on and on! To buy them you are going to have to go to a whole food/ organic supermarket or order them off of the internet. They are totally worth the extra effort it might take to procure them.
You should try this powerhouse spinach and fruit smoothie- it is wonderful. I have turned my Moma and my Daddy into believers. I can even get Bub to drink a little every now and then!