Hi y'all! So here's the deal...I finally gave up coffee. For GOOD. It only took me, oh 2 years! I did it, though! So instead of coffee, every morning I have a smoothie. Now, making a smoothie every morning in the middle of my three kids getting ready for school would be silly. You see, to say that I am not a morning person would be putting it mildly. I loathe mornings. No one should really talk to me in the morning, let alone make eye contact. Even my kids and the dog know this. So, I make them ahead of time and put them into (what else?) mason jars. This works for two reasons. One, I just grab one for myself and get moving preparing school bags and lunches. Two, the kids each take a smoothie to school everyday, so they just grab one out of the fridge, dump it into a thermos and go about their merry way.
A few things you should know: I buy my fruit bulk when it's in season, and cut it up then freeze it and bag it individually for convenience. I also make my own "mixes" and bag them up so that my oldest can make himself his own smoothies when he wants to, in case I haven't had the chance. Also, store bought frozen fruit is a cheap alternative when fruit ISN'T in season, just make sure there aren't any additives in it.
1/4c Greek No-fat Yogurt
1/4 frozen peaches
1/8c frozen raspberries
a handful of organic baby spinach
1c of OJ
plus a little bit of water or more juice, if necessary
In a blender, pulse all of the fruit, yogurt, flax seeds, spinach and half of the juice. Stream in the remainder of the juice (and a little bit of water if necessary) until smooth and thoroughly mixed. Pour into mason jars and refrigerate. They keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. They are also delicious frozen!
Believe me when I tell you, you cannot taste the spinach! My kids love these smoothies and until I told them, they had NO idea I was putting spinach in them!
Owner/Creator, Evey's Creations