There is no better way to start your day than fueling your body with vitamins and nutrients! Although I would probably prefer a big buttery waffle, I always feel better and tend to have a more productive day when I start out the right way! I have been enjoying this healthy green smoothie and I thought you may want to try it out! I use a NutriBullet to blend mine up and it works so well, but I’m sure any blender will do! Let’s get healthy!!
The thing I love about smoothies is you can change it up anytime you want! Add in a different fruit everyday and you have a new yummy smoothie! These are the ingredients that I have been enjoying, but feel free to add in your favorites!!
1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt (I buy Chobani Simply 100 because it has no artificial sweeteners, they are my enemy!)
1/2 cup organic blueberries
1/2 of an orange (I just squeeze the juice in for the extra vitamins)
Spinach! As much as you can fit in your blender!! Spinach is so healthy and it is what will give your smoothie that pretty green color!
Liquid of your choice! I love smoothies with about 1/2 cup of apple juice and then the rest with water. But recently I have been using only water to cut down on sugar.
**If you don’t use apple juice then I would recommend adding in some sort of sweetener (agave nectar, stevia or plain old natural honey!)
**Sometimes I throw in half of a gala apple (peeled and diced), but usually I end up wanting an apple later for a snack anyway, so I usually leave it out.
Simply throw in all of your ingredients! And squeeze some of that yummy orange juice on top for a little more flavor and nutrients! (I accidentally bought a blood orange, but it looked so pretty and tasted even better!)
Make sure you add liquid all the way to the top of your yummy ingredients! But I wouldn’t cover them completely.. Just enough so it will blend easily! I usually add some crushed ice out of our freezer to the top before blending so that my smoothie will be super cold! It will be so refreshing in these upcoming summer months!
In my opinion, you always need a cute straw to drink your smoothie with! It is just more fun that way! These beautiful paper straws were left over from my wedding. You can find similar ones HERE, from one of my favorite stores, BHLDN.
Drink up and I bet you’ll feel more energized almost immediately!! God has given us so many amazing foods and I know I need to be enjoying them more! I plan to say goodbye to Oreo Thins (my weakness) for awhile and say hello to spinach and blueberries! I think you will have an easier time “finding the beauty in each day” if you start your day off the right way! When we fuel our bodies with good food we feel good! And I need to remember that. Let me know if your try out this healthy green smoothie! I think your taste buds will thank you!