Let's be honest with each other: everyone could use more fruits and veggies in their diet! One of the easiest ways to do that is with smoothies. You can put everything and the kitchen sink in a smoothie; fruits, veggies, juices, non-dairy milk, yogurt and/or ice cream, nuts, seeds, protein powder etc.. Not only that, they're fast to make and when packed with the right ingredients can even be a meal replacement. They can be sweet, savory, fruity, spicy, and everything in between.
This past Christmas my mother in law got me a blender for Christmas, something I have wanted forever so I could finally make my own smoothies. I have smoothie recipes for days that I have saved waiting to get a blender so I could use them! Here's the one she got me:
This blender in particular has two jars with travel lids so you can make your smoothie and go, which is super convenient. I didn't make a special trip to get stuff for my smoothie so I just used what I had in my kitchen. Here's what I used:
I just used a frozen berry medley, some OJ, and some spring mix. I didn't want to add any additional sweeteners because fruit has enough natural sugars. Plus, I enjoy the being able to taste my greens because I love my greens! I also put some ice cubes in there too.
As this is my first attempt at smooth making, in retrospect, I should've put my greens in first. Either it's me or the blender, but it always gets stuck and I have to turn it off, get a rubber spatula and mix it up and then turn it back on. I have to do this like 4-5x. Also, if you hold the button in instead of pulsing it, I really smell the rubber as it heats up. Either way, the end result is delicious.
I realized after I got done making it and put the jar in the sink, I forgot to take a photo of the final product. So I grabbed the first cup I could find, which is my Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel Valentine's Day mug, and took a photo of it in that. I know I could drink it from the jar, but I wanted to use my Hello Kitty tumbler cup, which I finally found after I put it in the mug lol.
The smoothie was delicious. I've actually made this exact smoothie several times now because I enjoyed it so much. It's like a cup of sunshine in the morning. I can taste the greens but it's not overbearing. It's subtly sweet and fruity. It's delicious!
Tabby was super excited for a smoothie too lol.