It took me entirely too long to finally figure out how to make smoothies. You laugh now, but I struggled with portions and what would actually make the smoothie taste good. I would just wing it, and I wasn’t very good at that. Now, I am on the opposite side of winging it where I know what I am doing so well that I can do it without instructions.
This smoothie is just one of many I have sipped on this past week, and I decided to go for it because it was one of the healthier options I have created. I have a great sweet tooth that can run me into trouble with smoothies by just putting a bunch of fruit in them and nothing else. Thought fruit is filled with vitamins and anti-oxidants, I eat lots of fruit as it is, so it’s best for me to pack the smoothie with a few other healthy bits too.
I really came up with this smoothie on a whim after filling my blender with mixed fruit and then wanting to dabble with adding in greens. It never sounded very appetizing to me, but I figured I would give it a go before dismissing it any longer.
Guess what? I added greens, and it wasn’t that bad. Sure it didn’t have the same fun pink color my smoothies usually turned out as with how much banana and strawberries I put in it, but it was still tasty.
Of course all of the ingredients in the smoothie are optional, but I decided to stick to two different types. My favorite is the more refreshing one that’s great for an afternoon snack. However, I will also be featuring a few other ingredients that you can add to it to make it more fibrous (a.k.a. filling) to make it better for a breakfast meal. Here’s how I do it!
- 1 cup mixed fruit (any kind that you like, but I’ve been loving this tropical mix that has strawberries and pineapple)
- 1 cup kale (or spinach! kale is a bit more fibrous but many people prefer spinach)
- 1/2 cup milk (whatever milk you drink, cow’s, almond, coconut, etc.)
- 1/2 cup water (I’ve been splitting my milk with water so I don’t have as much dairy)
- 1/4 teaspoon chia seeds (one of the best super foods and adds a nice crunch)
- 3 ice cubes (to make it nice and cool for a hot summer day)
Secondary Ingredients (add in the addition ingredient and water to keep it smooth):
- 1/2 cup oats (very fibrous and an awesome super food to keep you filled)
- 1/2 banana (for more of a sweet taste and creamy texture)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter or protein powder (protein punch!)
Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend away! If your blender is having a hard time blending everything, add a little bit more water to smooth it all out. Once your done, poor it into a glass or your to go cup, and that’s it!
What’s your favorite ingredient to add to your smoothies? Comment bellow!
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