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I love me a good smoothie. They are portable and delicious! I often make up smoothie packs and throw them in the freezer so there’s less to think about in the morning. Just take the pack out of the freezer and dump the contents into the blender. Blend and you are good to go! I especially love my Hamilton Beach mini blender because I can easily blend a single serving of smoothie. It then has a lid that you can pop on to turn it into a travel cup. No dirtying up extra dishes. Lately, I’ve been on a blueberry kick. Confession time: I can’t stand the texture of fresh blueberries. So, you won’t see me just sitting around popping them into my mouth. But something like this Wild Blueberry Spinach Smoothie gives me that yummy taste in blended form.
WILD BLUEBERRY SPINACH SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Note: I’ve provided some hints that involve freezing some of the smoothie ingredients. This can really help with convenience (always on hand) and cost (more economical to stock up when on sale and freeze). However, balance is important. Frozen ingredients help the smoothie to have a thick, creamy consistency. If you were to use all frozen ingredients though, you may find that it is simply too thick. So, try for a balance – maybe use only half of the yogurt frozen and the other half fresh. Or use only frozen bananas and have all the other ingredients fresh. Or balance out the frozen ingredients with a bit of milk to reach the consistency desired. You can use any kind of milk you like including nut milks and soy milk.
1 cup Greek yogurt (I freeze my yogurt in ice cube trays).
1/2 – 1 frozen banana (You can easily use a fresh banana too but when our bananas start to go too brown, I just pop them into a freezer bag to use in smoothies).
1 cup wild blueberries (fresh, frozen, or thawed)
1 1/2 cups packed spinach, fresh preferred and I like baby the best. It’s not as bitter as regular spinach I find. (When baby spinach goes on sale, I stock up. I throw 1/2 cup portions into freezer bags and pop them in the freezer. They’re no longer appropriate for salads but they are still perfect for smoothies!)
1 Tablespoon chia seeds, optional (But remember, 3.5 oz. of chia seeds provides 20% or more of the Daily Value of thiamine and niacin and is a moderate source of riboflavin and folate. The same amount of chia seeds also contains high amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc. Plus, I love the slightly nutty taste.)
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Place all ingredients in a smoothie blender and puree until smooth.
Taste and adjust ingredients as desired.
All fresh nutritious ingredients to start your day off with something pretty and delicious!