Smoothies are a great way to get a good chunk of your daily nutrients into one easy and tasty meal or snack. Often though, many people load their blenders with an array of fruit and juice, thinking that this will do the trick. The problem is that although relatively healthy and natural, you’re going to end up consuming way too much sugar.
A simple trick to make your smoothie making process a little easier and yummier is to prep and organize your smoothie ingredients in your freezer. I peel and freeze bananas when they’re getting a bit over-ripe, as well as any greens that I don’t think will be used before they wilt, like kale or spinach. Another thing I like to do is steam and freeze vegetables for my smoothies, like cauliflower or zucchini. The reason behind this is to get a better texture through the steaming process, rather than simply freezing/using raw veggies, which can sometimes make your smoothie a bit chunky and gritty.
This recipe, along with many more to come, will prove that balancing your veggie and fruit ratio in your smoothies can pack a major health punch, but is still sweet and delicious.
Ingredients (Serves 2):
2 cup frozen berries
2-3 florets of steamed then frozen cauliflower
2 cups of milk (dairy, coconut, soy, almond)
1 cup spinach
1.5 cups microgreens
2 tablespoons protein powder (optional)
1 tablespoon honey, agave or maple syrup
1. Blend frozen berries, cauliflower and milk in blender for 2-3 minutes (this will help the frozen ingredients get to a smoother consistency).
2. Add remaining ingredients and any additional milk until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
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