Saturday, June 1, 2013

Get Those Greens In!

Did you know you should be eating vegetables at EVERY meal?
Yes, even breakfast and NO your hash brown potatoes don't count.
To get my leafy greens in, without eating a salad for breakfast, I drink a green smoothie.
Here is my recipe.

Smoothies obviously gotta have fruit.  I use frozen to make the smoothies extra cold and add texture.

My desired veggie is spinach, but kale is also very good.  If you are feeling very green, add both!
Don't worry your smoothie won't taste like steamed spinach or kale, I promise.

Now that we've got our fruits and veggies, it's time for protein.
Protein will keep your tummy full and give you tons of energy. I like to use non fat Greek yogurt because of it is packed with way more protein than plain non fat yogurt.  But if you don't have Greek in the fridge that is fine, any yogurt will do, even flavored yogurt is okay!

To help the blender we've got to add some liquids.  I like to add orange and pomegranate juice for some nice flavor and added antioxidants and vitamins. 
If you are planning for an extra busy day or just want an added umph you can add one scoop of vanilla protein powder of your choice.
(This is a great option post-workout)

Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

There is your quick, easy and incredibly delicious green smoothie!



2 cups frozen fruit
2-3 cups spinach/kale or both
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Products I used:

Great Value Mixed Fruit 
(pineapple, peaches, strawberries, and mango)
Fresh n' Natural Baby Spinach
Dannon Oikos Traditional Greek Yogurt
Minute Maid Premium (Pulp Free) Orange Juice
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
Body Fortress - Super Advanced Whey Protein in Vanilla

Nutritional Value:

Calories: 702
Total Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 100mg
Sodium: 234mg
Potassium: 1505mg
Carbs: 115g
Fiber: 7g
Sugar: 87g
Protein: 43g
Vitamin A: 62% of daily value
Vitamin C: 343% of daily value
Calcium: 30% of daily value
Iron: 21% of daily value

This recipe makes about 24 fl. oz.
I drink about half in the morning and put the rest in the freezer for later.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and let me know if you want more!
And remember smoothies are very customizable!  Add, subtract, and swap any ingredients to fit your preferences!


  1. This looks amazing! I'm always looking for great health tips. And thanks for the follow! I'm now following as well. Hope to see you by my blog again ;)


    Raven On a Desk

  2. Wow delicious!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  3. I love smoothies! Definitely going t give this one a try.

    Mel's Corner