Cheap Eats: I ♥ green smoothies!

Ever since I saw Brittany's (Clumps of Mascara) post on green smoothies, I tried them, got hooked on them, and couldn't live without them. I needed to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet anyway, so what a great way to do it in smoothie form.  Plus, it makes a great snack.  Then my blender died.  The hubby got me a new blender for my birthday, so I'm back in business.  Here's what I use to make my favorite afternoon snack.

  • Baby spinach:  This is the "green" in the smoothie.  I always use spinach, but you can use kale or any other greens.
  • Banana:  Depending on how much smoothie I'm making, I'll use either half of a banana or the whole thing.  This kind of helps in masking the taste of the spinach.  
  • Frozen fruit:  I always use frozen fruit so I don't have to use ice, but it's totally up to you if you want to use fresh fruit.
  • Milk:  I use either coconut, soy, or almond milk in my smoothies.  I hardly ever drink regular ol' milk anymore, but that's my personal preference.  You can use any milk you like.  If you prefer not to use milk, water is fine.
  • Extras:  Sometimes I like to add a little sweetness to my smoothies, so I'll use either a little bit of honey or agave nectar to sweeten it up.  I'll also throw a dash of vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon in to enhance the flavor.

I don't use exact measurements- I just kinda eyeball how much of the ingredients I put in.  Sorry.

If I'm only making enough for myself, I use only a handful of spinach

Add your fruits and extras

Blend it up!


Check out more green smoothie recipes here!


7eventh Letter said...

I have been seeing these across the blogosphere for a while now. I may need to try me one.

7eventh Letter

budget chic said...

Wow that looks great Nikki, I'm going to try this weekend.

budget chic said...

Wow that looks great Nikki, I'm going to try this weekend.

Priscilla said...

I've always been a fan of smoothies. Thanks for the great idea and recipes!

Katherine Natalia said...

Thanks for the great recipe. I also put non dairy milk in my green smoothies. I think it makes them more creamy and non dairy milk is also fortified which gives you more vitamins and calcium.

I also started adding oats and seeds to my green smoothies and call them Green Thickies. They are really filling.

Try these Green Smoothie Recipes with easy to find ingredients.

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