I am no smoothie expert by any means and honestly, anyone can “smooth”. Throw a bunch of stuff in a blender and turn it on.
Kale – a handful
Spinach – a handful
4 whole Frozen strawberries
5 Frozen mango chunks
A small fuji apple
Almond milk original (unflavored)
1 carrot – cut in chunks
1/3 cup of pineapple juice
I made sure to buy frozen fruit that did not have any sugar added.
It turned out pretty good. It was very pulpy with the apple skin and carrot in there but that’s all fiber that would’ve gotten dumped if it were juiced. This recipe made enough for me and my daughter to drink for dinner.
1/3 cup non fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup non fat cottage cheese
½ cup of original unflavored almond milk
1/3 cup of oats raw and uncooked
Let that sit overnight in the fridge
In a separate container I put the following in the freezer (because we don’t have ice, I use the frozen fruit in its place):
1/3 cup of frozen raspberries
1/3 cup of frozen strawberries
1/3 cup of frozen mango
1 whole banana
1 small fuji apple chopped in chunks
½ a pear chopped in chunks
The next morning I dumped all the frozen fruit in first, followed by the almond milk oat mixture then topped it with 2 cups of kale (chopped) and 2 cups of spinach and blended it.
It was very thick because of all the frozen fruit so I added a little bit more almond milk to help loosen it. This recipe made enough for FOUR people. So, I need to go easy on the recipes and make a little less. However, by making so much, it encourages EVERYONE in my household to join in on this healthy change.
Green bell peppers
Dressing: Krafts low fat asian toasted sesame (yum)
For dinner tonight we’re doing another smoothie after we work out as a family. We are planning on going jogging and doing some interval training or maybe even some wii dancing competitions.
We’re on our way!