We have been on a smoothie kick over here for the last month. While I love the taste of Smoothie King and Planet Smoothie, I don’t like paying the inflated price. Which is why I have been making our own homemade fruit smoothies.
At first I was using a 1950’s Oster blender that had seen better days. It was taking about 20 minutes to whip up a batch of smoothies, but my thoughtful mother-in-law purchased a NINJA blender for us (anniversary present) and now it takes less than five minutes!
I make a batch of smoothies once a day for everyone in the family, and we all love it. Moo moo literally does not stop sucking on her straw until she has ingested every last drop. I don’t know if she gets a brain freeze or if she doesn’t have the sense to care. LOL!
Smoothies are extremely versatile and healthy, so you can totally make this work for you. Here’s what I have been using.
A big handful of fresh spinach
About a tablespoon of flax seed
One frozen banana
Several frozen strawberries
Several frozen blueberries
Enough milk to run the blender smoothly
Enough honey to bring out the sweetness in the fruit
Blend that baby up and you will have enough homemade fruit smoothies for four people. It tastes so good and you won’t even notice the spinach or flax. But you are definitely getting the healthy bonus! I’m interested in using carrots too, any suggestions on that? Also, could I substitute the milk for water? Experiment with me and let me know how it goes! 🙂