What is your favorite way to get your fruit into your diet? My family loves fruit in any form, but sometimes we get to the end of the day and realize that we haven’t had as balanced of a diet that day as we meant to. When this happens, we often add a smoothie to our dinner. I have four little boys, and they are not easy eaters. My oldest is particularly picky (I honestly think his food sensitivities are genetic. From his dad’s side, of course. 🙂 But they all will eat smoothies. Except for the random exclusion of one because the color is too (insert adjective here). Or something. But in general everybody welcomes the smoothie.
This smoothie not only helps with fruit, but it adds a bit of veggies to your meal. If you’ve ever added spinach to a smoothie, you know that it tastes great. Spinach is sweet and light and has lots of amazing vitamins you won’t want to miss out on, like vitamins K, A, C, and B, and lots of valuable minerals. Popeye didn’t get strong off of it for nothing!
Besides dinner, this makes a great breakfast on a busy day. If you prepackage your ingredients in freezer bags, already sorted, in the morning you just have to dump the things in the blender. Spinach freezes well, so it can also be added to your prepared bags!
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1 cup of fresh spinach
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon of chia
1. Pour all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
2. Enjoy its creamy and delicious flavor! (Yes, we had to make up another step because it’s so easy to make!)