I don’t always want breakfast when I wake up in the mornings. Sometimes, I’d rather just have a cup of coffee. But, that’s not the healthiest way to start the day. So, I try to make myself a smoothie to get myself going on days when I would prefer not to eat. They make a great breakfast idea for yourself or for the whole family when you need to grab and go.
A smoothie is a great treat anytime of the day. Their great for a quick snack, or with lunch. They can be super healthy, very tasty and can be a good alternative to ice cream or frozen yogurts. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good ice cream as much as the next gal and I’ve tried several recipes on-plan. But sometimes, you just want to have a quick and easy throw together healthy drink or snack.
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Which is why I like a good smoothie. You can just toss some flavorful ingredients into your blender and in a matter of a few minutes you have just a yummy breakfast or healthy snack.
Today, I want to share with you a Green, Strawberry and Grape Smoothie recipe that I whipped together the other day.
You don’t have to have a fancy, expensive blender either. I use my old standby 6 cup Oster blender.
Green, Strawberry Grape and Smoothie Recipe
This Green Strawberry Grape Smoothie just hits the spot for me and gives me that extra boost of energy in the afternoon.
- 1/2 C. baby spinach leaves
- 3 lg. strawberries
- 1 C. black, seedless grapes
- 1/4 C. non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/3 C. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp. stevia blend sweetener, (I use Pyure)
- 4 ice cubes
- Wash grapes and berries. Remove strawberry caps.
- Add all the ingredients to your blender and use the smoothie button to blend together.
- Pour into a large glass. Enjoy!
I like quick and easy and that’s just what this smoothie is. These are ingredients I regularly keep on-hand in my kitchen. Grabbing them and throwing them into the blender couldn’t be simpler.
Plus, by pre-washing everything when I get it home from grocery and patting dry with a paper towel, they are ready to go at any given moment. I also store my grapes in a bowl layered with a paper towel. I find they stay fresher longer this way.
You can make this recipe using frozen strawberries as well. You may just want to reduce the number of ice cubes you put into the blender.
What are your favorite smoothie combinations? I’d love to get more ideas from you.
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