I’m trying to eat healthier.
And that’s not always easy, especially if you’re always in the kitchen trying out new recipes (usually dessert recipes too!) No excuses, I guess but I’m really trying to be a little better and make healthier choices so recently I started drinking Green Smoothies. I was a little repulsed at the idea at first, but then realized they weren’t bad. In fact, they are REALLY good!! Over the last few months the hubby and I have created what we think is the Best Green Smoothie Recipe, but that’s probably because we fill it with the foods we love making it yummy, refreshing and easy to make.
What we usually do is buy the ingredients and bulk and spend an hour cutting everything up and packaging them in Quart size freezer bags to freeze. That way we can pull it out, add a few more ingredients and we’re good to go in a matter of minutes.
Of course, everyone is going to have different suggestions on what to add to make it to their liking, but here’s what we do for ours.
- 1 cup spinach
- ¾ cup strawberries sliced
- 6-8 pineapple chunks from can
- 1 TB pineapple juice
- ½ banana
- ½ cup ice if not frozen before
- 1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
- 1 packet Truvia (optional)
- Add all ingredients to your blender and mix until well combined.
- If items were not frozen beforehand, add ½ cup ice to make it cold.
- This makes about 2 -3 cups. For more add ½ cup strawberries, ½ cup spinach and ½ cup more mil or water.
Filled with my favorites – spinach, strawberries, banana and pineapple!
The hubby wasn’t too thrilled to try this out but ended up loving it. He even told me he could eat this every day for breakfast and could be happy. That means a lot coming from a picky person who isn’t too fond of “healthy” food.
I use this recipe for myself and freeze the spinach, strawberries, pineapple and banana in the quart size bags. I then add the water and yogurt and vanilla and it is so cold and delicious. If the hubby wants some I just add a few more strawberries, spinach and water. Sometimes, the hubby likes it a little more sweet so he’ll add a packet of Truvia be I love it just as it is.
Here are a few more smoothie recipes we love:
For another yummy smoothie, be sure to check out this Mango Peach Smoothie from my girl, Nikki:
For all Lil’ Luna recipes go HERE.
Do you have any Green Smoothie recipes you LOVE? If so, leave a link below so I can check them out! Thanks and….