Note: I am not a professional doctor or dietician. All tips that I give are based on my own opinion. Seek medical advice before starting any diet or fitness program.
About two weeks ago, I pulled out my smoothie maker (I use the Magic Bullet Express Blender and Mixer System) and started making healthy smoothies again. I LOVE to make smoothies in the spring and summer and usually make them on a daily basis. There are so many different smoothie recipes you can make so get your blenders out and get creative! I like to throw just about any combination of healthy fruits and/or vegetables together, sometimes with milk, almond milk, water, or juice.
One of my favorite smoothies to make is the berry spinach smoothie. Yes, I said spinach. You are probably already cringing at the thought of putting spinach in your smoothie, but trust me on this one. Just try it first. You can put as little or as much spinach as you wish, but if you want to make it to where you don’t taste the spinach as much, I recommend 2/3 fruits and 1/3 spinach. By doing this, you taste the berries in the smoothie more than you do the spinach.
To save money, I buy store brand frozen fruit. You can see that this recipe includes frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, spinach leaves, and fat free milk. You can tweak this recipe however you’d like. I put about a handful of spinach at the bottom of the cup, then pour in the blueberries, a few strawberries, and then the milk. I blend it up until its smooth and creamy and then enjoy! You can add sweetener if you wish, but I prefer to leave any sugar out. If you do choose to use sweetener, stick with something as natural as possible: organic sugar or Stevia. I try to stay away from artificial sweeteners. Also, keep in mind that the fruits are naturally sweet, so you really do not need to add sweetener to this recipe!
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