Thursday, April 10, 2014

Smoothie Kick

I've been on a green smoothie kick lately. It started with Lydia's babysitter. She would whip one up when she got to our house in the mornings and would often share with me. I was hooked.

I started making them myself a few weeks ago, and I love it! Here's the basic recipe I use.

1 cup flavored Kefir (I usually use strawberry or peach because that's what they have at Kroger)
1 large handful of greens (I've used kale, swiss chard, and spinach)
1/2 banana
1/2 cup fruit (raspberries, strawberries, mango, etc)
1 Tbsp black chia seeds (for fiber to feel full)
1 Tbsp flax seeds (protein for sustained energy)

Blend on low, then high until smooth. Add 1 cup ice if you like yours chilled. Blend on high until all ice is blended.

So, depending on what fruit you add, the smoothie will probably be brown or gray. Not green. But that doesn't bother me. I feel great getting in so many fruits and veggies first thing in the morning. I do find that sometimes I need a mid-morning snack when I just have a smoothie, so I keep Autumn Wheat Kashi at my desk to munch on.


Lisa Blair said...

I would like to point out that shortly after I posted this, I dropped the blender pitcher while washing it in the sink, and it shattered everywhere. I have two gashes on the inside of my arms. Nice.

Leah Maria said...

I have been waiting to start making smoothies in the morning. First I need to invest in a blender. :)

Lisa Blair said...

Just don't get a glass one :)

sm2 said...

I need to try this with Sullivan! Maye I can sneak in some healthy foods in 'milkshake' form. I have a glass blender though, so I've been warned!