Purple Monster Smoothie
There is something about winter time that just winter that makes us eat less fruits and veggies. Most fruits are consumed in the form of pie and cookies. Not totally a bad thing, but you know, not so great either.
I think about 99% of America makes a resolution at the start of every year new year to eat healthier. While I always vow to do this, I especially do it right after the holidays because I know I have overloaded on loads of sugar, candy, and cookies so I have been trying to eat more fruits and veggies since the holidays, but I never feel like I am really getting enough so I have been trying to get more in though smoothies.
The first time I made a green smoothie years ago, I kind of wanted to barf. To mask out the taste of spinach, I used only an apple and maybe some pear and it just didn’t do it for me. After lots of tweaking, I came to realize that I was just not a green smoothie kind of gal.
So, what kind of gal am I? A purple monster smoothie gal (or a purplish brownish one, whatevs). I like berries in my smoothies. I’m okay with that.
- 1 small banana, sliced
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt (regular or Greek)
- 1 cup frozen berries (I used mixed berries)
- 1 tbs. chia seeds (optional)
- orange juice or water to thin the smoothie out, if needed
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Feel free to experiment with this smoothie. You can also use pineapple and/or apple if you don’t want to use the banana.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 8gSugar: 37gProtein: 10g