Dylan and I have been enjoying smoothies for breakfast lately. I’m kind of amazed at the ability of a smoothie to pack fruits and vegetables into a delicious delivery method.
I use one of these Oster My Blend Blenders pictured here (click the image or here to buy on Amazon).
This thing makes smoothie making so easy. You blend right in the bottle, then change out the blades for a to-go lid for drinking.
I’ve heard people say they’re put off by green smoothies simply because of the color. I also love that my Oster My Blend is pink, which means no matter what my smoothie ends up looking like, I always feel like I’m drinking a strawberry milkshake.
I’d love to give you some recipes to my favorite smoothies, but honestly, I go with a more improvised style. I simply toss in whatever I have on hand, and it basically always comes out awesome. I really think smoothies are magical.
My original smoothie-making inspiration was an infographic talking about the different steps to building a smoothie. I’ve seen a lot of these around, but I can’t find a single one that doesn’t mention weightloss. Here is the least offensive of the bunch:
I typically use milk as my liquid and yogurt as the base.
I add a handful of torn up spinach leaves. These add a slight “chewiness” to the texture, which I don’t mind. I’ve always liked orange juice with pulp, and the texture is similar.
The more different fruits I add the better I seem like it. Bananas, apples, oranges, strawberries, and pears are my most frequent choices.
I haven’t added any of the “super food” options yet. I’m skeptical and like to keep a simple shopping list.
Are you a smoothie lover? What are your favorite ingredients?