Usually when the weekend comes, I am ready for a smoothie and this one is by far my favorite (after much trial and error), not only for the flavor, but also for the loads of good healthy stuff in there. And the best part? You can’t even tell all the good stuff is in there! Yahoo!
My kids know what goes in these since they are used to me piling in all sorts of healthy things in their foods, but if they can taste it, they won’t eat it. This power house is a sure way to get some healthy spinach (or kale), vitamin packed berries, ground flax, chia seeds, hemp seeds and protein packed greek yogurt in to their diet. Did I say flax, hemp, chia and spinach?! Oh yes. I. Did. Here is the secret to any smoothie tasting good (if you haven’t figured this one out already). Bananas. I’ve tried leaving them out, but they just don’t taste as good…a little bland. There is no science to the exact measurements so feel free to adjust to your taste buds 🙂
So here is the recipe…easy as…a smoothie…
2 cups frozen mixed berry blend (or any frozen berry you prefer)
2 very ripe bananas
2 cups fresh spinach or kale (not packed)
1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1-2 tbsp ground flax
1-2 tbsp chia seeds
1-2 tbsp hemp seeds
add water to desired consistency (start with one cup and add more if needed)
*If your berries are on the tart side, add a hint-o maple syrup or honey to doctor it up
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth – voila!