Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Make Ahead Smoothie Recipe

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.    

Here's my recipe for my favorite smoothie. Feel free to swap out fruit for your own favorite!

1/4c Greek No-fat Yogurt
1/2 banana
1/4 frozen peaches
1/8c frozen raspberries
1tbsp flaxseeds
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!



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    1. No ice, the frozen fruit is sufficient! :) Flaxseed is the seeds from flax. hahahaha! It is though, but it's also high in Omega-3 fatty oils which is anti-inflammatory and other wonderful nutritional value!


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