This is totally me. And I get it. Buying every single fruit I see at the grocery is just something I am addicted to. It's a healthy addiction - but an addiction nonetheless.
So what do I do with all this stuff?
Make a smoothie!
"Oh, not that again. I HATE making smoothies. It's so boring."
Um.....NO! Because not only are the following smoothie recipes your new life-savers, they are also healthy! And they taste good.
Each serving also has 3 cups of spinach.
Don't be grossed out. The first time I tried a 'green smoothie', I was totally amazed at how you couldn't taste ANY greens. That's right. NO GREENS.
I'm going to get to the recipes in case you are too grossed out by reading my rants about spinach.
Smoothie #1: The Basic Green Smoothie (sorry, I don't have awesome names for these)
Spinach? 3 cups of spinach has 160% of your daily Vitamin A. 160%!!! Sorry, but do you know that 122 countries are deficient in Vitamin A? And to think, they're only a green smoothie away...
BANANAS ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU!!!
I eat at least 2 (usually more than that) every day. They're high in potassium, good carbs and good sugars. I really put the bananas in here to act as a thickener/binder, so please don't omit any.
Soy milk? Soy has also gotten a bad rap because they are one of the most genetically modified foods in the world. That's why I always take care to buy organic/non-GMO soy products, and the soy milk I use is this one. If you don't feel comfortable about eating soy products, feel free to subsitute with any other liquid (water, milk, juice*, coconut water, etc.)
*Drink juice sparingly! Most commercial juices have been stripped of their fibre and nutrients, with added sugar. Try to make your own juice.
Cinnamon? Cinnamon is pretty awesomely good for you, and it makes me feel like eating a whole pie (or two) and watching movies all day long. It really improves circulation, which is good for your heart, your blood, and getting rid of cellulite.
So...yeah. Without further adieu, here's the recipe:
- 2 bananas (fresh or frozen)
- 3/4 cup soy milk
- 3 cups spinach
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Makes 1 big serving. Unless you want to share, which you probably won't want to.
Pretty easy, huh? Make sure you blend for a good minute or so to get rid of all the lumps. If you have a good blender, like a Vitamix, you could get away with blending for a shorter period of time.
Another thing you could add is ice, to make the smoothie colder. If you're using frozen bananas, though, you won't have to.
Now that you have the Basic Green Smoothie mastered, try putting some extra stuff in there to jazz it up a little...
You can add in:
- 1 cup frozen blueberries/any berries
- 1/2 apple
- 1/2 pear
- 1 mango
- 1/4 avocado
- protein powder, or any other powder like matcha, spirulina or cacao
- seeds, like hemp, flax or chia
- nut butter (try to keep it to 2 tbsp. maximum so it won't make the smoothie to thick and heavy)
- anything else that you want! Try adding some extra greens if you want, like parsley, kale or lettuce. I hate the taste of veggies, so I always cram the stuff into smoothies when I know I can't taste them.
Anyways, hoped you like this post! Tell me what you think of the smoothies in the comments below. One other question:
- Do you think I should make a "What I Eat In A Day" video blog?