I love smoothies because there are so many options to create a quick breakfast or snack. I use leafy green vegetables like fresh spinach, collards, swiss chard, kale, or lettuce. I also enjoy adding fresh seasonal fruit, ginger, and green superfood powder.
So replace that donut and coffee with something that will give you energy without the crash. Thinking about grabbing a bag of chips? Blend a vitamin packed smoothie instead.
*Increases your fruit and vegetable intake
Ingredients for one of my favorite smoothies:
2-3 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 Banana, peeled
Half cup of fresh or frozen strawberries (or other seasonal fruit)
Half cup of water or soymilk
1 teaspoon of fresh chopped ginger
A few cubes of ice (if your fruit isn’t frozen)
Blend and enjoy!
Don’t throw away those over ripped bananas….Freeze them and toss them into a smoothie.