We have been making the following smoothies every morning for several months:
1 cup of fruit - berries, apples or peaches - frozen
2 bananas - frozen
2 Tablespoons of flaxseed
2 Teaspoons of Chia seeds
1 serving of yogurt
2 cups of water
3 or 4 ounces of spinach - I know that is a lot.
6 to 10 ice cubes
Put in a good blender with frozen food on the bottom and blend till smooth. Add more water if it is too thick.
Makes enough for 3 people...or more. I give a large glass to my wife and I drink a few large glasses every morning.
Of course, the color will vary a lot depending upon the fruits. If you use apples it will come out green. If you use red berries it will come out closer to brown.
I mix up the fruit (besides banana) in order to get mixed vitamins and minerals. Also I throw in some almonds once in a while for the oils. We buy fruit when it is in season and use that when possible.
I have added pumpkin puree some weeks too.
We bought a Blendtec Wildside after making smoothies in our old cruisinart for a few months. Nice that they are fully blended now in much less time.
We are able to buy fresh banana's that are seconds for $1 or $2 for a flat. I wait for them to get nice and ripe and then peel them, put them on a cookie tray in the freezezer and then finally bag them up. Then every morning I can take out a couple, break them into thirds and throw them in the blender.
- 10/20/2013 6:59:50 PM