When you think of a smoothie, fruit and yogurt sound like good choices to put into one, but you might think twice about putting in spinach and kale. I have been reading about hiding vegetables in your smoothies for quite some time, but I never found myself to be daring enough to try it. I get the occasional migraine and I know that spinach is known to prevent headaches. I like spinach so I figured eating some of it everyday wouldn’t be a problem, except for the fact that I would get tired quickly of steamed or sautéed spinach everyday, so I decided to give the green smoothie a try.
One of my favorite recipe blogs is Skinnytaste and there were a few smoothie recipes on the site. After reading through all of them, I decided to make a smoothie out of spinach, plain Greek yogurt and frozen fruit, and surprisingly I really liked the taste. Aside from the green color, you could barely tell that there is spinach in the smoothie. After making the first one, I have tried kale, cucumber, avocado and celery in the smoothies along with any kind of fruit — fresh or frozen — I have around. Through Skinnytaste I learned about natural food chef Julie Morris who wrote the book Superfood Smoothies. I highly recommend the book because there are 100 smoothie recipes to try and I’ve been introduced to so many different kinds of superfoods such as berries and seeds to incorporate into my smoothies that I never would’ve added in before.
When I make my daily smoothie I either make one from Superfood Smoothies, one I’ve seen from The Wholesome Life on Instagram or one from my own head. One of my favorites that I’ve come up with is my tropical smoothie.
Tropical green smoothie recipe
– 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
– 1 cup kale and spinach combined
– 1 cup strawberries
– 1/2 cup kiwi
– 1/2 cup mango
– 1/2 cup grapefruit
– 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes to the blender and crush if desired.