Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Perfect Green Smoothie Recipe.

Like most, I started the new year with the intention to live a healthier lifestyle. I got a jump start in November 2015 when I started Kayla Itsine's BBG workouts, but it's safe to say that I started getting a little more serious about my workouts and eating habits post-Christmas.

Something I really started slacking about in the last few months (or years...but who's counting?) is my vegetable intake. It isn't for a lack of love for greens...I do love me some veggies. But my schedule filled up quite a bit last semester, and with that, my desire to actually cook healthy meals dwindled.

Ever since Ryan won a Nutribullet through his work during the holidays, I've been trying to find new ways to drink my veggies, so I started making my own green smoothies! I've been drinking these either first thing in the morning or right after a workout. After a lot of trial and error, I have finally perfected my own recipe, so I figured I would share!


The Perfect Green Smoothie 

1 heaping handful (or two) of spinach
6 cubes of frozen pineapple
5 slices of frozen banana
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1/3 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup to 1 cup of water (I don't really measure it...it's totally your preference!)
2-3 ice cubes (optional...I just like my smoothies extra cold!)

If you're feeling extra feisty, throw in 1/2 an avocado. I don't always have them on hand, but it definitely gives the smoothie a creamier texture, and you can't taste it at all! You can also replace chia seeds with flaxseed if you prefer, but chia seeds are proven to help clear your skin, and I must say that my face has been clearer than ever since downing these baby a couple times a week.

Give it a whirl! And if you do, let me know what you think :)

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  2. I LOVE pineapple and have never had it in a smoothie. How is that possible!? Will definitely be trying this.

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    1. Ahh, really?! I loooove pineapples in smoothies...it's my favorite to mix in for a green smoothie because I feel like it's one of the only fruits that will keep it that perfectly green color!

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