As our days start getting longer and the sun starts shining, my body starts to crave lighter foods. I love trading in the heavy soups and stews for smoothies and salads.
When I first started making smoothies they weren’t that good. In fact, we used to call them ‘grities’ because they were so coarse.
Seriously, I would just throw EVERYTHING in the blender just because it is good for you. That didn’t leave for very flavorful smoothies.
As time went on I learned that you don’t need to put everything in your smoothie just to make it healthy. You can have a healthy smoothie and make it taste good. Just make this ingredients count!
Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits to add into a smoothie because they are full of antioxidants.
To make my smoothies creamy, I love to add Greek yogurt. You get a nice dose of probiotics along with it adding a nice, thick consistency to your smoothie. This also is a good source of protein.
Gelatin (available on Amazon) is another great add in. I love that it is good for gut healing as well as great for joint health because of the collagen. (Make sure you are using the cold soluble kind of smoothies!)
Adding fresh greens give you a nice boost of minerals and vitamins. I love getting my veggies in with a breakfast smoothie. (If you are sensitive to oxalates, then be sure to lightly steam your greens first.)
As far as a sweetener goes, you can add as much or as little as you like.
Add a pinch of salt in there to support your adrenals too.
Healthy blueberry smoothie
- ½ cup of blueberries ( I use frozen)
- 1 cup of greek yogurt
- 1-2 cups of leafy greens
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp. of cold soluble gelatin
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- a pinch of sea salt
- Sweeten to taste if needed
- (If you don't use frozen berries cut the water down a touch and throw a handful of ice in there)
- Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
Smoothies come together fast and are great for a breakfast on the go when you load it up with nutrient dense ingredients.
Also, if you happen to be doing the Trim Healthy Mama plan this smoothie is considered a fuel pull.
We really have come to enjoy smoothies in our house and are always experimenting with the flavors.
What are some of your favorite ingredients to add into smoothies?