Lets talk Smoothies...

Drinking a smoothie is probably one of the easiest ways to get in tons of fruits and veggie servings. They might even make eating fruits and veggies more enjoyable for those who are usually hard to get to eat these things. Smoothies are super fast to make and can be made at any time of day -- for breakfast, snack, or even made at night for the next morning on the go. If you have time to sit down, try making it into a smoothie bowl. Make the smoothie a little thicker than usual by adding in either more frozen fruit or ice, then pour into a bowl, and top with granola, chia seeds, nuts, more sliced fruit, or a drizzle of almond butter. Here's some smoothie inspiration for you all:

1. Peanut Butter Banana - always a classic and definitely a kid (and adult) pleaser. 

Blend:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-2 TB peanut butter or almond butter or PB2
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
  • splash of milk to reach desired consistency
  • Optional: Make it green by adding in 1/2 - 1 cup baby spinach leaves (I promise you can't taste them)

2. Banana Piña Colada - tropical paradise in a glass

Blend:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 Chobani 100 pineapple coconut greek yogurt (can sub a different coconut flavored, pineapple flavored, vanilla, or plain greek yogurt if you can't find this one)
  • 1-2 cups spinach
  • 1 stalk celery (can omit if you really hate celery)
  • coconut extract or coconut stevia drops
  • milk or water to blend

3. Strawberry Banana - can't go wrong

Blend:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: honey or agave or another sweetener if using plain greek yogurt
  • optional: make it green (actually it might turn brown) by adding a handful of spinach
 Banana Piña Colada Smoothie topped with coconut shreds and  banana bread granola

Banana Piña Colada Smoothie topped with coconut shreds and banana bread granola