Im one of those people that goes through phases of caring about what I eat. Well, actually, I am always caring, but I go through phases where the taste of Taco Bell just seems so much more important than eating a lot of spinach. And, I really do love spinach. But I go through phases. Recently, I am on a super healthy kick. Whats the best way to get lots of good stuff in your system without much effort in the morning that tastes delicious? Smoothies!
I asked my friend Nikki for her recipe for Green Monster Smoothies, and have been having about 3-4 a week for breakfast. What I love most is that I am getting fruits, lots of spinach, and a protein all in one sip.
Here is her general recipe:
-Huge handful of spinach. Then probably add some more.
-Fruit. This can be any combo you like. I have been doing pineapple/banana lately.
-Plain Greek Yogurt. This helps with consistency and gives you the protein. You can do flavored yogurt if you like that better!
-Cup or so of water.
-Nutritional add ins like wheat germ, flax, honey, chia seeds, etc…
There are tons of smoothie recipes out there, this is just what I have been making lately. Here is a good article on making smoothies that you like: Nutrition Diva. Ive been loving them, and it makes me feel super pumped to start the day. It also is nice to have a cold light breakfast for summer days.
Do you have any favorite smoothie recipes? Let’s hear them!