Spinach avocado smoothie

Spinach avocado smoothie

Smoothies are a healthy fast food.  Here are a few of our favorite red, white and green recipes along with “smoothie tips” to help make your smoothie experience a great success! Cheers!  Here’s to good health!!!

Raspberry Lemon Drop Smoothie    RED

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 12 raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt*
  • 3/4 cup ice chips or cubes
  • Twist of lemon peel (optional)

Blend all of these ingredients, then sprinkle a few chopped cashews on top before serving.  Delicious and beautiful!

Stonefruit Smoothie    WHITE

  • 2 peaches, pit removed and chopped
  • 1 apricot, pit removed and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 6 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 1 cup small ice cubes or chips

If you don’t have fresh apricots, add more peaches.

Sweet Spinach Smoothie      GREEN

  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 15 green or red grapes
  • 6 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Since you are going to be cutting an avocado and only using 2 tablespoons, you can actually freeze the ingredients for this smoothie – one for later!  This green smoothie is truly sweet.  The avocado makes it very smooth with a rich flavor.  I love Sprout’s baby spinach – it always seems to be fresh and lasts a long time  Another “green smoothie” favorite is Cool Cucumber Lime.

Smoothie TIPS

  • Using frozen fruit will add refreshing icy texture to any smoothie drink.
  • Greek yogurt provides almost double the protein of regular yogurt. That and its super-creamy texture make it an ideal addition to a healthy smoothie. If you can’t find it, feel free to substitute fat-free milk, almond milk or soy milk.
  • Use ground flaxseed rather than whole to release the nutrients.
  • Green smoothies are like rocket fuel to your metabolism!
  • Smoothies with fruit are great, but here’s what we have found.  We can eat fruit and love it, but to eat a lot of fresh vegetables can be difficult to do.  Smoothies with spinach and other vegetables are super-delicious when you have a blender like Vitamix >>> yes, we all choked when we saw the price tag >>> then we swallowed, started breathing again and jumped in!  We all love our Vitamix’s…so we highly recommend it if you want to drink whole food smoothies that are – well, smooth!

YOUR TURN

Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Share – we would love to try it!

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