If I had to pick a cold favorite thing to eat, this would be it. I can literally taste it right now as I look at the picture. The green smoothie, my own granola, and topped with some fruit. Triple yum. Sometimes I throw on a small handful of mini chocolate chips too, because chocolate is good for you. Well, it’s good for me sometimes.
In the evenings, it’s nice to have a snack to blog to or watch Modern Family with and this is one of those snacks. I saw the idea somewhere and had to try it. I made my smoothie and poured it into a bowl instead of a cup. Kinda weird even now after I’ve done it so much. Then I topped it with granola (if you don’t have granola, top it with sliced almonds and/or green pumpkin seeds) and fresh fruit. Sometimes the fruit is bananas, sometimes blueberries thawed from the freezer, and sometimes I’m too lazy to put the fruit on top and I just eat it without.
The smoothie: spinach, an orange, frozen berries of some sort, banana, chia seeds, water and ice as needed. If you want to get crazy, throw in some carrots, mango, kale, apples, lime, lemon, and/or pineapple. There are a billion smoothie recipes. The first one listed here is our go-to. We recently got a vita-mix, but minus the carrots, all these will work in a non-high powered blender, just requiring more water/ice to make sure it’s smooth.
And please enjoy every bite of this. The cold + crunch + fresh fruit + getting some veggies in = very satisfying. Sometimes I’m eating something and realize I’m not enjoying every bite like I could be (where did those last 5 bites go?). This is one place I really try to be mindful of my task at hand. It’s important work to focus on smoothie eating. And you’ll be so much happier after this that you’re entire day will go better. Well, at least your digestive system will.
What’s your favorite smoothie combo?