One of my favorite things to do in the morning is make a smoothie. In fact, it is also one of my must-have breakfast items!
Usually, I’d make a fruit smoothie consisting of some frozen fruits, yogurt, and honey. But since I am sure I don’t consume enough veggies, I decided to infuse my smoothie with some so I know I am at least consuming some greens in a day.
For this recipe, I’m using Popeye’s favorite: green spinach.
I came up with this recipe one morning when I was out of bread, out of cereal, and out of eggs.
What I had on hand was some leftover baby spinach and frozen mangoes and bananas.
So I decided to whip them up together.
What resulted was a sweet, creamy, and of course healthy drink to fill me up! The great part about it? No precise measuring or fancy technique required!
All you’re going to need are some spinach, frozen fruits (here I use a combination of banana dan mango), plain yogurt, iced water, and a dash of lemon juice.
I recommend using frozen rather than fresh fruits because for one, you’ll have a cold smoothie you can enjoy right away without having to first store in the fridge, plus they add a little extra icy crunch, and you won’t have to add any extra ice!
Simply mix everything in a blender. Add more water if you like a more watery consistency; add more yogurt if you like a smoother texture. Feel free to play around with the ingredient ratio too, depending on your preference.
After a good few minutes, you should have a perfectly bright green color – what a beauty!
Next, simply pour the smoothie into your favorite cup (and of course a bright-colored straw)!
INGREDIENTS (measure to taste)
You can use this basic recipe with other fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, peaches, avocado – whatever you fancy! All the ingredients in this recipe are as mandatory or optional as you make them to be. For example, lemon juice isn’t a must, but I like it because it adds brightness to the overall flavor. I like to make 3-4 servings at once so the blender won’t need a washing everyday and I have my green juice ready to go whenever I want a sip. The absolute best part? The ingredients are all-natural, with no added artificial sugar. So you know it’s good for you. This little breakfast drink is also great for moms who are having a hard time getting their kids to eat veggies. It’s sweet and creamy your kids are not even going to realize they are eating veggies!
Did I mention it is oh so creamy and yummy? I think I did.