Monday, September 22, 2014
Another plus, I add a handful of spinach or kale for some extra veggie power. It's a simple addition to help get another serving of veggies, and it doesn't compromise the taste of the smoothie in any way. Don't believe me? My 4 year old is just as much of a smoothie addict as I am and I put handfuls of the green stuff in his and he sucks it down like an Icee. Although he's not a picky eater, veggies in his smoothie may turn him off. But he loves the smoothies and doesn't even notice the added greens.
Secret Recipe Club exchanged kept feeding my smoothie cravings. Ros of The More Occasional Baker loves being in the kitchen and has a passion for baking, not unlike yours truly! I browsed through all of her recipes, which had my mouth watering, but ultimately decided to focus on a recipe that was a little lighter this month. A smoothie.
This time was no different. I saw Ros' recipe for her breakfast smoothie I was so excited to whip out my blender and make a smoothie. And when Tucker heard me making it he was right by my side eagerly awaiting the first sip.
The end result was a delicious and refreshing smoothie. Extremely creamy from both the coconut milk and the scoop of ice cream, which could be substituted for Green yogurt. The berries added sweetness along with a little burst of tartness, the banana helped add another level of creaminess along with subtle sweetness. I also added a handful of spinach as well as a scoop of protein powder. This is definitely the way to start your day or refresh after a long workout. This would also make a terrific and healthy after school snack to help your kiddos make it to supper time!
Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie
1/2 Cup coconut milk
1 Banana, roughly chopped
1/2 Cup mixed frozen berries
1/3 Cup packed baby spinach or kale
1 Scoop protein powder, optional
1 Small scoop vanilla or Greek yogurt
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and incorporated. Serve.
Recipe source: slightly adapted from The More Than Occasional Baker