A smoothie with fruit and veggies is ultra healthy! Tips on how to use what’s on hand and tailor to your tastes.
This time of year always inspires me to make some changes….some healthy changes. I need to eat more fruit and veggies and less sugar – so how about a smoothie with fruit and veggies? Yikes….less sugar! That’s going to be tough.
Smoothies with fruit and veggies are healthy and I make them with absolutely no added sugar. And I don’t miss it at all!
I have my go-to items for smoothies. But I also need to have an alternate game plan because we don’t always have everything on hand.
My recipe is my standard go-to smoothie, but I will also give you a list of some options for substitutions and variety!
My basic rule: Add what you like and try out different ingredients to see what works. I don’t like any one ingredient to overpower the smoothie.
Add what you have on hand or your favorite fruit. Fruit can be fresh or frozen.
- Swiss Chard
We love to make these smoothies all year long. My kids make them for breakfast and for snacks. You just can’t go wrong with a treat like these smoothies. If you are looking for more smoothie recipes check out this green smoothie recipe.
What to do with leftover smoothie?
If you have any leftover smoothie, just pop the extras in the fridge or freezer and enjoy later. My kids like to put them in the freezer and then eat when it is frozen. The smoothie will become frozen hard and you will need a spoon to scrape it up. As it begins to thaw, the smoothie is easier to eat.
Don’t forget to PIN for later
- 1/2 cup unsweetened/plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1 whole ripe banana
- 1 whole carrot washed and chopped into large
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup water or juice
- Place all items in a blender.
- Blend until fully incorporated, stopping to stir or add more water or juice as needed.
- Serve right away or cover and store in refrigerator.
Adjust the fruits and vegetables to what you like and what you have on hand.
You can also add 2-3 ice cubes to make slightly slushy.
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