Do you want to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Need something cool, refreshing, and healthy? Want to detox from all the Halloween candy you just ate? Have a smoothie!
Smoothies are a great way to get more nutrients and good stuff into your body. After I exercise, I often throw some frozen fruit, yogurt, and spinach into the blender for a post-workout treat. In fact, sometimes the promise of a smoothie is what gets me through the end of the workout! Bonus: kids love smoothies, even those who hate eating their vegetables.
My Smoothie Tips:
- Regardless of what type of fruits you’re using, always include frozen bananas for creamy texture and sweetness. We always keep our freezer stocked with chopped, peeled bananas. The riper, the better. If you’re lucky enough to have a grocery store that discounts ripe bananas, grab those!
- Have a good blender. We have this Oster Beehive Blender, and love it to pieces.
- Skip the sweeteners. So many smoothies are made with honey, white sugar, or other added sweeteners. But if you have a banana, I really think it’s sweet enough as it is.
Fruit & Veggie Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup frozen berries (or any other fruit)
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach (or kale)
Optional: flax seed, protein powder, fiber powder, oats
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Serves one.