Monday, November 5, 2012

Fruit & Veggie Smoothie

Do you want to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Need something cool, refreshing, and healthy? Want to detox from all the Halloween candy you just ate? Have a smoothie!

Smoothies are a great way to get more nutrients and good stuff into your body. After I exercise, I often throw some frozen fruit, yogurt, and spinach into the blender for a post-workout treat. In fact, sometimes the promise of a smoothie is what gets me through the end of the workout! Bonus: kids love smoothies, even those who hate eating their vegetables. 

My Smoothie Tips:
  • Regardless of what type of fruits you're using, always include frozen bananas for creamy texture and sweetness. We always keep our freezer stocked with chopped, peeled bananas. The riper, the better. If you're lucky enough to have a grocery store that discounts ripe bananas, grab those!
  • Skip the sweeteners. So many smoothies are made with honey, white sugar, or other added sweeteners. But if you have a banana, I really think it's sweet enough as it is. 
Fruit & Veggie Smoothie

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1 frozen banana
1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt

1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup frozen berries (or any other fruit)
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach (or kale)

Optional: flax seed, protein powder, fiber powder, oats

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Serves one.


  1. I haven't started making smoothies yet, but summer is coming up and it sounds perfectly refreshing! Just wanted to say those little dots look like confetti in your drink! :D

  2. No, seriously... what ARE all those little colored dots in that smoothie? Did you secretly blend in some fruity pebbles?? (Mmmm... not too healthy, but that sounds good) :)

    1. Those little flecks are just all the fruit and spinach. I guess the blender doesn't quite pulverize it into liquid!