On the same topic as yesterday, I’ve been drinking so many smoothies lately it’s not even funny. What is better for hot weather than something cold and sweet? Really, I’d like to know 🙂 For this particular smoothie I made the spinach an option because a few times now we’ve just left it out for a more dessert-like option. If your still a little nervous about trying a green smoothie, feel free to add a smaller handful of spinach to try it out. You wont taste it at all!
What’s even better, is the kids go crazy for these smoothies. Little do they know they’re not getting any added sugar and they are getting a couple servings and fruits and veggies for each of them 😀 Lately to increase the nutrition and the staying power of my smoothies I’ve been using these flax sprinkles from Flax USA that I won over at Kiss My Broccoli and I’ve really been enjoying them. I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I grind my flax to use in smoothies I can never grind it fine enough so there are no little lumps in my smoothie so I’ve been leaving it out because I don’t particularly like that texture. I could not even tell there was flax in these smoothies. Awesome! I’m so glad I got to try these, thank you, Heather!
So over the weekend I pushed myself to step out of my photography bubble a little and did quite a bit of experimenting with my camera and learned so much about it. Funny how that works – I need to do it more often! But the most important thing I learned is that I need to break out my tripod. No way I can get bright enough photos without a tripod unless it’s a particularly bright day. I tried to pick the least blurry pictures out of the bunch because I’ve already shot this smoothie once before and wasn’t happy with the pictures and now I’m out of raspberries!
Raspberry Green(or not) Smoothie
- 1 large banana
- 1 C frozen raspberries
- 1-11/2 C milk(I use unsweetened almond milk)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 tbsp ground flax
- 1 large handful spinach(optional)
- 1 scoop protein powder(optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you only have fresh raspberries, use a frozen banana instead of freezing your berries. If you have a small or underpowered blender consider blending the banana and milk first with the spinach if using until completely smooth before adding the remaining ingredients and blending again until smooth. Serve immediately while still cold for breakfast, dessert or a snack.