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Blueberry Green Smoothie

Yada, yada, yada…

I made a green smoothie for breakfast. Twice.

Ok, so I’ll give a little more detail then that.

May I preface this by saying I am SO not a “green smoothie gal”. I just can’t choke down liquid kale. Can’t. Won’t. Gross.

So, anyways, I decided to try a meal plan for this week. It’s not a diet at all, its actually a way to get me out of my rut. I get stuck in a whole “sautéed zucchini and chicken sounds easy” cooking rut and it’s hard to get back out. I’m an excellent cook, I just get too tired and lazy.

So the plan started on Sunday night with a giant, very drawn out trip to the grocery store. I triple checked my list, which is something I never do because normally I just cope with what I end up with at the end of a quick trip. This time, I had to make sure I was super stocked up for all of the new things I was going to make.

Anyways, the plan included giant smoothies for breakfast. Now, let it be known that I am a total oatmeal-for-breakfast girl, and I’ve been having it for 99% of my breakfasts for the last two years. I just can’t get enough! So this was definitely making me step out of my comfort zone.

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I like to chew! I like to eat! So smoothies are almost never my thing.

So far, though, I’ve had smoothies for 3 breakfasts and I really like them! They’re really big, jam packed with protein from Greek yogurt and lots of vitamins from various fruits. Two of them have had spinach in there! I can’t believe I actually loved them because the last time I had a green smoothie, there was a lot of gagging involved.

I’m not going to be one of those people who tells you “oh trust me, you can’t even taste the greens” and then when you’re grimacing as you sip I’m pointing and laughing. Trust me, this smoothie tastes like blueberries and banana! And I have another one I’ll share with you too that tastes just as amazing!

Please try it and let me know what you think! If you like your smoothies a bit sweeter (I’m not really into something so sweet I feel like I’ve just downed a milkshake for breakfast), add a couple teaspoons of honey. I need you to be trying new things with me, because no matter how much spinach is in your smoothie, drinking alone just isn’t healthy. Cheers!

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Blueberry Green Smoothie
Serves 1
Blueberries shine in this breakfast smoothie. Nobody will ever know there's spinach hidden inside!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup blueberries
  2. 1 cup spinach
  3. 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
  4. ½ large frozen banana
  5. ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  6. Optional: ice, honey
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. You may need to stir it a few times to get the blender to catch it all. When it is finished blending, add up to ½ cup of ice to make the smoothie thicker and add 1-2 tsp. of honey if you want it a bit sweeter.
  2. Pour into a giant glass and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Optional add-ins: to add more nutrients and fiber to your smoothie, you can add 1-2 tsp. of flax seeds, chia seeds, or psyllium powder! Make it your own.
Adapted from SELF magazine, September 2013
Adapted from SELF magazine, September 2013
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6 Responses to Blueberry Green Smoothie

  1. ooooh girl you know i love smoothies!!!
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  2. I burned out on protein shakes/smoothies from my younger years – had them every day for breakfast but maybe time to try again.. I like to chew too! :)
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  3. Jaclyn says:

    I have greek yogurt every morning, but I love the occasional smoothie. I have yet to try adding greens, but I’ll take your word for it and try your recipe!
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  4. I’m so not a smoothie girl either, but this looks great! Maybe I’ll have to check it out :P
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  5. […] this? You’ll probably love my Blueberry Green Smoothie […]

  6. “…because no matter how much spinach is in your smoothie, drinking alone just isn’t healthy” <- Cute! And girl, I'm not sure what you did or did NOT put in that LAST green smoothie, but I can almost NEVER taste the spinach, kale, or salad greens (hey, I was desperate!) that I throw in there! Can you believe I went the ENTIRE summer without ONE smoothie?! And I eyed my juicer the other day and realized I only made one juice…and that was technically during the spring! #foodbloggerfail

    I'm totally with you on the chewing your food thing…which is why whenever I make a smoothie, I ALWAYS top it with some sort of cereal or granola! Love that crunch! :)
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