Hidden-Spinach Berry Smoothie
Total Time: 10 minutes
Start your day with a big spinach salad? You will enjoy a salad's worth of healthy spinach in this luscious smoothie, and hardly notice it's there. Try freezing your own local berries when they are in season to use in smoothies all year long. When bananas start getting soft, just peel them, pop them in a freezer bag, and freeze to use in smoothies. Using frozen berries and bananas will give you a thick, almost ice-cream texture, and you may need to add a little milk to help it blend.
- 2 cups (8 ounces) frozen or fresh red berries, raspberries, strawberries, or a mix
- 3 cups (3 ounces) spinach (packed)
- 1 cup yogurt, kefir, or a non-dairy alternative like almond milk
- 1 large banana, fresh or frozen
Put the berries and spinach in the blender first, and add the yogurt and banana. Process, scraping down as needed. Blend until smooth and serve.
247 calories, 2 g. fat, 5 mg. cholesterol, 157 mg. sodium, 52 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. fiber, 8 g. protein