Light-On-The-Greens Smoothie

>> Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Last week's smoothie fest continues this week -- though regular recipe/etc. posting will resume shortly. While we were on vacation, I didn't get as many greens as I usually like to. This week, I'm starting each day with a green smoothie. But it's more difficult for me to stomach them now that I'm pregnant.

Solution? Go light on the greens!


What you'll need . . .
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Toss everything into your blender and blend. Adjust the sweetness with the maple syrup.

NOTE: Whenever I make smoothies, I use almond milk. But you can substitute in any non-dairy or dairy milk of your preference. To see some of our common substitutions in cooking, check out this nifty chart on our recipe page.

My philosophy is some is better than none when it comes to healthy foods and exercise. So, while this smoothie may not pack the punch of many others like it, I'm happy to have ingested a handful of spinach before the clock hit 8AM today.

Catching up on the smoothie recipes? Check out last week's picks -- complete with vacation photos:

The 20/20 Shake
Watermelon Hydro-Cooler
Blueberry Birthday Smoothie
Finish-It-Up Smoothie
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Smoothie
Post-Workout Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

Other things going on:

Don't miss our 7 Links post -- where we also announced the Mighty Leaf Iced Tea Giveaway winner.

And we cover a few firsts on (never home)maker, baby! A trip to Ikea, baby's first gym, and more.

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