I am pretty fanatical about having a recipe to go by, so the first few times I made this I followed it to a "T". However, now I throw caution to the wind and and mix it up depending on what sounds good. A few of the ingredients I never waver on though. I never skip the Greek yogurt - the protein is a must to keep you full. I even sometimes put extra in, but it will definitely thicken up your smoothie. Without the honey, your smoothie may taste a bit tart depending on the sweetness of the fruits you choose to add. And finally don't skimp on the spinach...it is oh so good for you and if like me you are not a huge fan, you won't even taste it - I promise!
To give credit where credit is due this recipe was originally pinned from Sing For Your Supper. I chose not to embed from Pinterest because I liked my pics better....sorry!
1 banana, roughly chopped
4 or 5 strawberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 small peach, peeled and roughly chopped
1 heaping cup (or more) fresh spinach leaves, thoroughly rinsed
splash vanilla soy milk
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup crushed ice
A couple more things of note: I have been using frozen peaches and blueberries if I haven't been able to find good fresh ones. Just make sure you get "no extra sugar added" varieties. I substitute unsweetened almond milk for the vanilla soy milk. You could also substitute a scoop or two of protein powder in place of the Greek yogurt just make sure to add additional milk or some water. I am not a great or even particularly good cook and am unfamiliar with "roughly chopped". I just slice - my blender doesn't seem to know the difference.
|AFTER - Yummy Goodness!!!|
And there you have it! If you try it, I would love to hear what you think. Happy Blending and have a great night!