I've long been a smoothie fan, but until recently I have considered a smoothie only to be ice, milk, yogurt and fruit.
Lately I've started to give in to the peer pressure of adding veggies to my smoothies. I know- STOP THE MADNESS.
This is even too radical for Jon, who is typically up for whatever new zen phase is out there. Chia seeds? He's interested. Ear candling? Sign him up. Random vitamin supplements to cure what ails him? Yes, indeed.
Spinach in his smoothie?
But I've been reading about this craziness and everyone says that you can't taste a thing. I've got one friend who has been filling her kids with so many veggies in smoothies that they ask for "green smoothies" now by choice.
So, I tried it.
And I loved it!!!
I've started my day with one for the past few weeks and I do think it makes a difference in my energy levels in the morning.
Try it and see what you think-
"Green" Strawberry Smoothie
1 individual container Activia Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 C Milk
Big handful of fresh spinach
1/2 avocado (because this makes them SO SMOOTH and RICH!)
6-8 strawberries (I was slicing...I've since started throwing them in whole with the stems on)
3 ice cubes
You can add sugar if you want...sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
Blend until smooth.
I think the best part is knowing that I've eaten at least 1 serving of leafy green veggies before 9am. Impressive.