Healthy Smoothie

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Intro: Healthy Smoothie

Hi, this is my first instructable, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. This is a healthy smoothie that I make often for the family. I plan on entering this recipe in the Super Foods contest, so if you enjoy this, please vote! Thanks for your support!

Ingredients:

1 Banana
2 cups baby spinach
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon Chia/Flax seed mix
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup low fat vanilla flavored yogurt
1/2 bag of thawed, frozen strawberries
(this is about 1 1/2 lb.)

Garnish:

shredded sweetened coconut
orange slice

Tools:

Two cup measure
Table spoon
Blender

Step 1: Add Ingredients

Add all the ingredients to the blender.

Note: My 10 month old son loves this smoothie, so I make this without honey when he drinks it, as recommend by our pediatrician. No honey or peanuts until he is a year old.

Another Note: You can add more honey, or another sweetener (maple syrup, brown sugar, etc.) if you like your smoothie sweeter. All measurements can be changed to your taste.

I use baby spinach instead of kale because kale has a very strong flavor. Baby spinach has a lot of good things in it, but it won't over power the flavor of the smoothie.

I used Strawberries, because they are my favorite, but any berry can be used. The frozen strawberries I used did not have any sugar added to them. Blueberry's have a lot of antioxidants in them, and would be great in this smoothie.

Step 2: Blend

I have a Nutri Bullet, and it makes great Smoothies!

Step 3: Garnish and Serve!

Garnish with shredded coconut and an orange slice.

Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Thanks to my daughter for helping make this instructable! B-)

Step 4:

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    manicmonday

    5 months ago

    What is the total volume of the recipe? What size blending container do I need? Using weight measures is more accurate as I don't know how tightly the spinach is pressed into that 2 cup measure. Thanks. I'm sure this will be great once I get around to making it.

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    seamster

    3 years ago on Introduction

    This looks excellent! I'm always put off a bit by the color of these shakes, but I still drink one almost everyday. :)

    Good stuff! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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