The Best Basic Smoothie Recipe
A basic smoothie is one my of favorite comfort foods. The fruit is refreshing, the yogurt is filling, and the antioxidants are the perfect pick-me-up.
Although smoothies are typically on the breakfast menu, I find this simple yet powerful drink to be an uplifting afternoon snack or a sweet treat before bed. I usually pour my smoothie into a travel cup so I can sip on it for a few hours to keep my belly full and my energy high.
Did I mention the best part…that it’s super simple to make?! It takes just a few minutes to toss the ingredients into your blender. A few chunks of fruit (fresh or frozen), a splash of milk, a few spoons of yogurt, and a handful of spinach.
Fast, delicious and nutritious recipes are always a winner!
- 1 banana
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ¾ cup frozen mixed fruit strawberries, peaches, mangoes, etc.
- ¾ cup milk any kind
- ¼ cup vanilla yogurt optional substitute: greek yogurt
- 1 large handful of spinach roughly 1 cup
Place all ingredients into your blender.
Gradually increase the speed to high. Blend for 30 seconds, or until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. If necessary, add a few tablespoons of milk to thin out the smoothie.
If you use fresh fruit instead of frozen fruit, simply add ½ cup ice cubes to chill your drink.
I love the flavor of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any variety of milk will work.
Greek yogurt adds more tang to your smoothie, so consider adding a few extra pieces of fruit to overcome the tangy flavor.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 395 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 164mg Carbohydrates: 78g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 11g Sugar: 56g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 20g