Smoothies are great. They are simple on-the-go meals that can be blended up for breakfast, lunch and even a snack. Now you can go to Jamba Juice get a “fruit” smoothie, but it wont be the same as making it from scratch. The past two times I’ve gone to Jamba Juice I watched them make my Strawberry Banana smoothie but didn’t see any actual bananas or berries go into the smoothie. Very questionable.
The best part about making smoothies from home is that you can customize them to your dietary needs. No dairy, no problem. Trying to bulk up, add a scoop of protein powder. Want to get in a serving of veggies, toss in a handful or two of spinach.
When I make smoothies at home, I use fresh fruit, non-dairy milk (like almond or coconut), spinach, nut butter and sometimes yogurt. I like to freeze bananas the night before I make a smoothie so I don’t have to add ice because it makes the smoothie have a gritty, watery texture.
Lean Green Smoothie:
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup Mokoko coconut milk
- 1 tbsp almond butter
1. Cut the banana into small chunks. Then, blend all ingredients together until smooth.
295 calories, 13.2g fat, 43g carbohydrates, 10g protein