So I have a new obsession. Making smoothies!
As I continue in my quest to lose my baby weight, I am looking for heather, fresh options that include less bread. So I have started to #drinkyourbreakfast
I used to have this mentality that I needed to actually "chew" to feel full. No longer after whipping up a few of these different smoothies. I was overwhelmed with recipes and ingredients. I searched Pinterest for the best recipes and followed them to a tee.
Now? I feel like I have the basics down and can just experiment and add whatever I can find in the fridge.
I always start with Kale or Spinach as a green base and include some sort of nutrient-packed seed. I also like to use either yogurt or a banana to give it some texture.
Of all of the super-greens, Kale is the best. It is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. I also love to include Chia Seeds or Hemp Seeds … Chia Seeds in particular are loaded with nutrients and little calories. I found a jumbo-bag of Chia seeds at Costco for like $10.
Below is what I used to make a Berry Smoothie - packed with Kale that you can't even taste. This recipe is packed full of yummy goodness and vitamins - this tastes so fresh, has only 255 calories and is packed full of protein, potassium, vitamin A + C, calcium and iron. You can't go wrong!
2 cups of kale
Handful of blackberries
Handful of strawberries
3 tsp of chia seeds
3/4 cup of pomegranate juice (this is really what masks the kale)
3/4 cup of plain nonfat greek yogurt
I use a Magic Bullet to blend it all together. This makes about 1.5 servings.
It's so easy to blend and bring in the car … trust me, it's a circus trying to get three kids out of the house in the morning, I can drink my breakfast in the car to save time and get a super-yummy option.
What's your favorite smoothie ingredient?