A few times each year I get on a smoothie kick - making one each day at breakfast or lunch.
Well the past two months, I've been on that kick...
You can make smoothies whichever way your heart desires. That's what's so fun about them!
I usually do 1 cup light coconut milk or coconut water, and then add in a few handfuls of greens and any fruit I have on hand - bananas, blueberries, pineapple or oranges. Blend up and you are good to go. Added bonus if you mix in chia seeds, almond butter, flax seed and/or spirulina.
This is a green smoothie I make most days of the week and take a mason jar of it to work. It serves as a meal, easily paired with almonds or hard-boiled egg.
I blend in spirulina powder, if I have it. What the heck is spirulina anyway? It's powdered freshwater algae that's loaded with perks - iron, protein, immune-system-boosting vitamin A - all without a fishy flavor when blended! I buy the powder in bulk at a natural grocer in my neighborhood, but if you can't find it in stores - order it online.
Weekday Green Smoothie
(Makes 1 smoothie bowl)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks or 1/2 navel orange, peeled
- 1 1/4 cups coconut water
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon spirulina powder, optional
- In a blender, place all ingredients and blend until very smooth.
- Pour into a bowl or mason jar and enjoy with a spoon. I like to sprinkle the top with chia seeds and bee pollen.
Stay fresh friends!