My Green Smoothie Recipe

9:21 AM

I hope you guys are having a great start of the week so far! If you're like me and have a hectic school and work schedule to begin with, you probably don't always have time for breakfast or the healthiest of snacks and meals. Today I wanted to share my green smoothie recipe. There's no exact measurements, but I give you the basics of what's in my green smoothie and what can make yours taste like a sweet treat.

I have two blenders, but I like to use my Black and Decker single serve blender. It comes with two single-serve canisters and lids. I bought mine from Target and got it for 50% off thanks to their Cartwheel app, but if you don't want to spend $30 on a blender, you can find one here. If you like to make more, go ahead and use a regular blender and just double the ingredients as you see fit.

1. A liquid base (I like to use almond milk or Greek yogurt if I want my smoothie thicker).
2. Frozen fruit or ice.
3. 1 fresh fruit.
4. Greens.

When I make a green smoothie, I like it to be quick and easy because I'm usually making them in the morning and on the go for class. 

I start out with frozen fruit (or ice if you don't have any). I use these Dole Frozen Mixed Fruit 1 pound bags that I get from Sam's Club. There's six individual bags that are great for smoothies. Frozen strawberries, pineapple, mango, and peaches. Each bag is about 3 cups, so I can usually get 3 smoothies out of one bag. Of course if you don't have this around you, just chop some fruit and put it in the freezer overnight. I just put about one cup of frozen fruit into the bottom of the cup.

Next I'll grab my greens. I use organic baby spinach. I grab about a handful and rip it into pieces to make it easier for blending. You can also use kale, chard, or mixed baby greens.

Along with the frozen fruit, I like to include one fresh fruit for added flavor. Lately my favorite's been bananas, but I also use apples, grapes, pineapple, or strawberries. Just make sure they're cut small enough to blend easily. I've noticed that with the banana and pineapple that it sometimes gives your green smoothie a pleasant cotton candy taste that isn't too sweet but is definitely delicious.

The last thing I add is Silk almond milk. I always use vanilla, because it's sweeter, but you can use whatever you have (milk, greek yogurt, coconut milk, etc.). Use from a 1/2 cup to 1 cup depending on how thin you want your smoothie to be. If you don't want to use exact measurements, just pour the almond milk in until it fills up the bottle halfway. 

Add some chia seeds for extra energy. I didn't have any on me today, but I usually get mine from Trader Joe's! 

Then just hit 'blend' and you're all done!. On these single serve blenders, you'll have to take it off its base and shake it to make sure all the fruit gets down to the blades, but it only takes five minutes and it's my favorite thing to drink in the morning! 

If it's not as green as pictured, just be sure to add some more spinach. If it starts turning red or a muddy color, you've just got a lot of strawberries in there and that's okay too! 

That's it! Enjoy! Let me know if you try this out! Use #KatieGoesDomestic and make sure to tag me! 

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