Hi friends, it has been a long time since you have last heard from me. However, just like everyone else during this time, I am picking up old abandoned hobbies in order to bring more activity to my days. I’m making my comeback as a collaboration with my pal Maddie Deer. I am so excited to discuss my favorite smoothie recipe.
I am a huge fan of meal prep because I get dragged down during the week and become too lazy to make anything nutritious. My go-to lunch prep is a spinach smoothie. I make them high in protein, low in sugar, and they basically hide spinach to make it easy to get some greens into my day. This recipe will make enough for 4-5 days. I keep them in the fridge or freezer to take to work for lunch.
I am the worse at eating my veggies. I don’t usually like raw vegetables, and can be too lazy to cook them. My best option for getting some greens is to work them into my meal prep. Spinach is really easy to add because it doesn’t have a distinct taste. You can use fresh spinach, or frozen to save on cost.
The biggest part of all my smoothie variations is Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is high in protein and good for your gut. It is one of my favorite sources of vegetarian protein. I prefer Non-fat plain greek yogurt for the highest protein and lowest calories and sugar.
Finally, to make this a smoothie, you need fruit! I use bananas since I love them and they are strong in sweet flavor; they mask the spinach incredibly well. However, you could substitute for any fruits you have on hand; fresh or frozen. Berries are the perfect addition of antioxidants.
Perfect for Additions
Overall, this is a no-nonsense basic smoothie recipe that you can feel free to add to. Check out Maddie’s favorite superfood additions to any smoothie. So without further ado; here is my basic smoothie recipe.
- 5 cups Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt Nutrition based on Kroger brand
- 6 cups Spinach Fresh or Frozen
- 2 Bananas
- Water or Milk As needed
- Combine all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
- Add water or milk to desired consistency.
- Pour into 5 seperate serving cup containers. Save additional servings in fridge or freezer.
For something a little less healthy, treat yourself to strawberry and chocolate cupcakes!