I typically strive to eat healthy, with the mind set of “everything in moderation” I try not to deprive myself of anything. Since starting and falling in love with yoga at the end of last year I have really been trying to reenforce my healthy and clean eating habits to fuel my body. One of the things I have recently added in is this smoothie, it is jam packed with good for you stuff and it only takes a couple minutes to throw together in the morning. At about 300 calories for the whole thing or only 150 for half a great meal replacement or post workout snack.
And did I mention its freaking yummy?! I know it’s kind of a weird green color and it has spinach in it, but with all the fruit added in you really don’t taste the spinach. This recipe is super versatile, I am just giving you the base recipe I started with, but have fun from there! I love to throw in a handful of frozen blueberries or any fresh fruit I have on hand. You could also put some peanut or other nut butter in as well as any healthy mix ins you have like flax or chia seeds. Have fun and enjoy!
Green Smoothie (Print Me)
1 large orange, peeled and segmented
1 large banana
6 large strawberries
2 cups spinach
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup ice
1 Tablespoon chia or flax seed (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.
If you want to save half either refrigerate or freeze in air tight container. If freezing make sure you take the smoothie out of the freezer about 30 minutes before you want to drink it.
Source: Two Peas and Their Pod