Superfood Summer Smoothie

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I love smoothies.  &, while I’ve experimented with smoothies over the years (believe me, I’ve had to drink a lot of them on my own) – this is the smoothie that my kids get the most excited about.

I love that it is made from simple ingredients.  Spinach, blueberries, strawberries, bananas & soy milk.

The blueberries, spinach, & chia lend their “SUPERFOOD” powers to it,  & it is a great way to get some fruits & veggies into my family first thing in the morning.


1.5 cups frozen blueberries

3/4 – 1 cup frozen spinach

6 fresh strawberries (frozen can be used)

1 frozen banana

3-4 cups soy milk (or any other milk on hand)

1 T. agave nectar or sweetener of your choice

1 TBSP. chia seeds

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Combine in blender & blend until smooth.  Add milk or ice as needed to adjust for desired consistency.

A few tips:

I love to use fresh spinach, but it always gets too slimy in my fridge.  To alleviate this, I buy large bags of spinach (Costco carries a very large inexpensive one) & sort  it into sandwich baggies & then freeze it. 

Bananas do two things at our house.  Get eaten immediately, or go brown.

I have started freezing ripe bananas, & just grab one to throw into the smoothie.

I use a knife to peel it (frozen) & it works great.

I find that if I use frozen ingredients, I don’t need to bother adding any ice to the smoothie.  If I don’t use frozen ingredients – it needs approx. 2 cups of ice.

I add cinnamon & nutmeg because of their amazing health properties – google them, you’ll see!

Serves 4, & each serving has approx. 160 calories



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