Easy, fast, yummy and filling! You will get a nutritional breakfast in such a short time. This can be eaten any time of day and can be stored in fridge for up to 24-48 hours (if left fridge, it may require some stirring prior to consumption). Time saver… these can be made the night before to save and put in cups/jars for a “grab and go” breakfast. It’s an easy addition to a dinner or lunch as well. Kids love these and it’s an easy way to get them to eat healthy. Try getting your kids to make one with you too!
Jenny's Super Simple Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves slightly packed
- 1/2 an apple sliced with no core any type you prefer
- 1/2 a banana
- 1/2 large carrot or 4 baby carrots
- 2/3 cup Liquid of choice : choose one or two
- Vanilla almond milk*
- Coconut milk carton or canned
- Water with lemon juice
- 2/3 - 1 cup frozen fruit* your preference
- Put spinach, carrots, banana, and apple in blender
- Add liquid of choice
- Blend mixture until well blended… approx 30-1 minute depending on blender used. It will be blended well and green in color. Blend longer if consistency is not smooth enough.
- Remove blender lid
- Add frozen fruit (and any additional liquid - if you feel it needs it)
- Blend again - up to 1 minute until well blended
- Pour in glass and enjoy!!
- You can pre-prep a mason jar or container with your primary ingredients (veggies) and store that for 1-3 days in fridge till added to blender. If you have a high-powered blender, this really isn’t needed as you don’t need to do much when making as you just “throw it in” and blend! It’s strong enough to handle big pieces.
- If you are following a recipe and are missing an ingredient, either skip adding it or find an alternative that you do have. Don’t prevent making a smoothie because of a missing ingredient. This isn’t like making a cake or cookies. Smoothies are easily adjustable.
- Obviously, you don’t want to stuff your blender to the point your blow the motor, but you also don’t need to make exact measurements. Consider it a ground up salad. Salads don’t require exacts.
- Let your taste buds to the walking. Taste it as you go along. Add more of something if you want it.
- Make it fun to come up with YOUR best smoothie. Use other smoothie recipes to guide you to a new one for yourself.
- Swap out an ingredient with something you like. Usually it ends up being better because you already like the ingredients you are putting into it.
- If you worry about your blender handling ingredients, add the veggies and liquid first, then blend… then add more ingredients. Blend again. If the blender slows down or had a hard time blending, stop and add more liquid!