Best Spinach Smoothie

Spinach, banana and avocado smoothie is my ultimate favorite. The reasons are used ingredients that are the ones I enjoy most and also the thickness of the smoothie.

I can ensure you that if you are not fan of spinach or avocado, this drink will let you start enjoying these healthy, nutritious ingredients.

 

  • You can use milk instead of yogurt if you don’t like adding yogurt in smoothies.
  • Water is added to dilute the concentration of the smoothie (hence the sugar and values) and also to make a runnier drink itself.
  • I suggest you add water after you have blended all other ingredients; this way the thickness of the smoothies is up to you.

 

Ingredients:

2 bananas

1 avocado

2 handful of baby spinach

400 gram yogurt

water

 

Method:

Add all ingredients in the blender and pulse until smooth.

Smoothie is thick (personal taste) so add water to your desired consistency.

Enjoy right away.

 

Photography by Eranda Janku

Healthy Pink Smoothie

As a person I love smoothies and I have tried and will continue to try as many recipes as I can; with different fruits and veggies. I think it’s just the best way to get vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fats out of an ingredient.

You can have such drink as a breakfast, as lunch along with another side dish or in between meals as a snack. You can also use this smoothie for a pre or post workout meal, as it provides you lot of energies.

If you like a runny consistency use fresh or unfrozen fruits (which is still fresh), or you can add more almond milk to make it less thicker. But if you are like me who loves thick (everything I would say) then I suggest you freeze all your fruits before you blend everything together.

Today I’m showing you the milk version, but stay tuned for a thicker recipe which contains few different ingredients.

You can substitute the almond milk with regular milk, that’s no problem at all. But I highly recommend you to start using almond milk as it is full of healthy fats, fiber and vitamin E, which protects your body from a high blood pressure and diabetes. Almond milk is also a real good brain food.

For this recipe I’m also using blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and banana. The blueberries give you a high serving of antioxidants, protect your body from heart diseases and keep your cholesterol low. Strawberries and raspberries provide you with extra vitamins and minerals. And the banana gives you a lot of energy and it has a positive effect on your mood.

When it comes to smoothies I rarely weight the amount of ingredients used. I always use as much or as little as I think it’s enough. I’m showing you some the amount you can use for each, just in case you are obsessed with weighting ingredients in such recipes (which is totally ok if you do so). For the rest feel free to use as much or as little as you like for each ingredient !

 

Ingredients :

almod milk (120 ml)

blueberries (85 gram)

raspberries (85 gram)

strawberries (128 gram)

banana (half or one whole)

 

Method :

Blend all the ingredients together in the blender

Blend until smooth

Top it with any kind of berries

Enjoy

Smoothie - 01 Smoothie - 02

 

Photography by Eranda Janku, unless otherwise stated