Blending is a great way to eat healthy food without doing a lot of work. I can usually make a smoothie at breakfast faster than it takes for my coffee to brew. There are plenty of options when it comes to blending and really you can put almost anything in one and consume in liquid form. Blending is also really fun for drinking alcohol in a way that you can pretend is healthy, I’ll leave you to your own devices for that…
*The measurements I give are estimated. I don’t actually measure my food.
Basic Fruit Smoothie Formula: 4 oz. Citrus juice + 6 oz. greek yogurt + assortment of fruits + spinach (you can’t taste it)
- I usually use orange juice, but I occasionally use grapefruit juice or almond milk.
- I typically use frozen fruit (not the sweetened kind, just plain frozen fruit) because it is less expensive and fits better for smoothies.
- You can swap spinach with any type of dark green, but spinach has the most neutral flavor based on my experience. You also don’t need to add it, but it gives a boost of nutrients without making it taste off.
- Greek yogurt is great for giving a boost of protein, but I occasionally leave it out if I want something lighter…
Mixed Berry Smoothie:
- 4 oz. orange juice
- 6 oz. of plain non-fat greek yogurt
- 2 oz. of frozen raspberry
- 2 oz. frozen blueberry
- 4 oz. frozen strawberry
- 2/3 cup of spinach
Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie:
- 8 oz. almond milk
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter (avoid the processed kind of PB if you are trying to be healthy)
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie:
- 4 oz. almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of spinach (or until green enough)
- 15 mint leaves
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 50 g of dark chocolate (chopped into small pieces… or you can just get chocolate chips