Easy Good Smoothie Recipe that is packed with nutrients and can be made in minutes. Perfect for those mornings when you need an extra boost of energy.
Usually, for the New Year, I make some kind of resolution in regards to health or weight loss and unfortunately that resolution is usually broken by February if not before. This year I decided to try something different. I mean if I want different results than what I have been getting then that means I will have to do things much differently than I have been doing. The opposite of the definition of insanity…Right.
I decided that this year I would just make better food choices and my overall yearly goal would be to intake more fruits and vegetables daily. I began this New Year journey by purchasing an inexpensive juicer and juicing daily for 30 days in order to detox my system. Decided to give up many things such as sugar, bread, and caffeine and focused completely on water, juice, raw fruits, raw vegetables, raw nuts, and almond milk. The beginning was rough and the first few days I will admit that I had the worse headache and my body felt very weak.
However, after the initial shock and my body adjusting to my new lifestyle after about a week, I had tons of energy and the most restful sleep at night. I also got used to drinking lots of water throughout the day and my morning juicing routine became much easier. My results were that I lost a total of 10 pounds during the 30 days and I felt so much better health-wise.
I decided to continue on my health journey this month by making smoothies since I already had a Bella Rocket Blender. This has been so much easier than juicing because there is less of a mess to clean up. I simply toss everything directly into the single serve blender cup and blend. I find myself making smoothies for breakfast, when snack cravings hit, and when I need an extra boost of energy. It is also a great way for me to stay on track with my goal to intake more fruits and vegetables daily.
My favorite smoothie contains half of an avocado, 1 whole banana, 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of Greek yogurt (honey flavored), and about half a Cup of vanilla almond milk. I usually do not measure my ingredients…I just toss them in the blender cup according to my taste. Most of the time I also chop and freeze my fruits and vegetables so I don’t have to use much if any, ice.
Another smoothie that I enjoy regularly actually comes from one of my favorite YouTube bloggers Ambrosia Malbrough (xGoldn) which contains 2/3 scoop of Greek yogurt (plain), 1 generous handful of spinach, about 3 handfuls of frozen blueberries, 1 teaspoon of Honey, and 1 tall/skinny glass of apple juice. Yummy!!
Be sure to check out her demo video below and comment on this post with your thoughts or favorite smoothie combination 🙂