Recently, I have really gotten into starting my day with a berry smoothie packed full of healthy goodness. This recipe is great because it gives you a ton of nutrients and keeps you full for hours! I looked for a lot of fruit smoothie recipes, and ended up creating this one. I’m pretty happy with it!
If you want to try other healthy smoothie recipes, scroll to the bottom for links to 3 smoothies from The Loop21.
1.5 cups of milk – I use vanilla almond milk
1.5 cups of frozen berries – mine are a mix of raspberries and blueberries
1 tablespoon of ground flax
1 tablespoon of almond butter (or any nut butter)
1 cup of spinach
Put in a blender in this order so that they all mix well – milk, flax seed, berries, almond butter, spinach. If you don’t use frozen berries, be sure to add ice cubes on top.
Smoothie Nutritional Facts:
Notes on nutrition –
As you can see, a lot of the calories come from the almond milk. If you use an unsweetened kind, that will lower the calorie level. But keep in mind that your body needs 1500-2500 calories a day (depending on your physical activity). This smoothie fills me up for 4-5 hours. If you’re having a low-calorie breakfast and then a snack in the middle of the morning, it probably adds up to at least this number.
If you really struggle to get enough leafy green vegetables per day, a fruit smoothie like this is actually a really good way to go. I hate bananas and have low potassium levels (pros of having my kind of health issues – monthly blood work to check these kinds of things), so I started getting them like this, which has really helped.