Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Last year I wrote about my love/hate relationship with green smoothies. Since then I've tried lots of different fruit and veggie combinations ... and you know what, it's not so bad. In fact, I've grown to enjoy them.


This is why I was actually excited when Max (Max's Best Bootcamp) asked for a smoothie recipe for our latest Recipe of the Week. In our latest collaboration we bring together fruit and a hint of veggie for a simple smoothie.
If you're like I was and not into "green smoothies," don't worry. This recipe is really more on the fruit side. Consider it a gateway to the world of using greens in a smoothie.
I chose blueberries as the fruit since they are low in sugar and in season right now (which means they are delicious). I added just a little bit of spinach for some great nutrition that wouldn't overpower the fruit flavor. Think of it as a good way to "sneak in" another serving of veggies into your routine.


Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
Serves 2

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt)
  • ½ cup coconut water (or water, milk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients into the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately.
This is another recipe that you can think of as a foundation for other fruit/veggie combinations. Swap in other kinds of berries or do a combination. And, as you get into using greens in your smoothies you can work from subtle-tasting spinach up to hearty kale.

And as always be sure to check out Max's Best Bootcamp TV for great health and fitness inspiration.
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2 comments

  1. I usually enjoy those things in solid form... But what a great way to get a lot of fruits and vegetables in one shot! I might sit down and eat a cup of baby spinach leaves in a salad or something, but not a cup of blueberries.

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    1. I do in fact hate mornings, so I find this is a good way get more good stuff into my morning routine without too much effort.

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