Monday, March 7, 2011

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
After my daily workout I need a boost. I've found that fruits and veggies are the best way for me to re-energize and move on to my next activity. However, chopping up a fruit salad or preparing a vegetable plate just seems to take too long. That's when I decided that smoothies are the way to go. Just throw in some frozen berries, frozen fruit, some yogurt or soy milk, a handful of baby spinach, blend, and you have a healthy satisfying snack that provides a boost for the rest of the day. And it took all of two minutes to prepare!

We buy a big bag of frozen blueberries and a bag of Spectrum frozen mixed fruit from Costco and that usually lasts us two months. That's $19.70 for two smoothies, approximately five days a week for two months! That is so much cheaper than Booster Juice, just as yummy, and you get to control the ingredients!

Spinach will affect the colour of the smoothie but not the flavour. If you or those you are serving are colour sensitive then be careful about adding strawberries as that combination will turn the smoothie brown. Blueberries or melon are your best bet. Blueberries make it purple and melons keep it green.

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
by Kaitlyn Vriezen

  • 1 cup soy milk or yogurt
  • 1 cup of blueberries or mixed fruit
  • 1 frozen banana
  • handful of baby spinach
  • *optional: splash of naturally sweetened lime juice. Any citrus juice will work.

Blend to desired consistency. Adding more liquid if it's too thick.