My mom got us this smoothie maker thing for Christmas (basically just like the magic bullet but a different brand) and it's been so perfect! The cup you blend in is the perfect serving and I feel like I've finally perfected my smoothie recipe. Obviously a blender also works perfect for this, too! Plus it's literally SO EASY and really takes 5 minutes or less to make. I buy everything from Trader Joe's so it's either organic or I like to think it's better than walmart produce haha. Here is what I do!
1. Take a big handful of spinach (I guesstimate it's like a cup) and put it in the bottom, toss in the strawberries, pour in orange juice to almost cover (but not quite) the spinach and blend that! Obviously you can use water to make it more healthy with less sugar BUT I think the Orange juice makes it taste so so good!! Plus, vitamin C people. We all need it.
2. Once that's all blended, peal a banana (obvi) and break it so it fits, then I cut an apple up and put in as much as it as I can! Sometimes I can fit an entire apple but sometimes it gets too full so I can almost fit an apple. Either way I eat the rest of it if it doesn't fit. Blend all of that. Add more OJ or water if it needs a little more liquid in there to blend.
3. Optional to make it MORE healthy! Pour in a tablespoon of chia seeds and let that sit for a second while the seeds puff up.
Typing this out too because why not:
1 cup spinach
1/4 cup orange juice (or water)
Add more liquid as needed!
Extra: add chia seeds
The only reason I blend in between ingredients is because my blender cup is too small to add everything at once before I blend it. If you use a normal size blender, you can blend it all at the end and it'll be just as perfect.
Wa-la! You're done! This smoothie makes me full and feel good, plus then I get in a lot of spinach and there's enough fruit that it's more fruity vs leafy tasting. I want to build up to adding some kale but I'm taking my time on that. I HEARD kale is strong and changes the taste a lot so I'm scared. Does it??
If you try this let me know what you think! If you like it, please share it with your friends or pin it (Please :) ) you guys are the best ever!