Monday, March 9, 2020

Quick, Easy, and Nutritious Smoothie for People on the Go

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Smoothies are one of my favorite things to make when I want something nutritious for breakfast or lunch.  Today I’m sharing my go-to smoothie that I’ve been making for years... I started making this one when I was on maternity leave with Olivia and I’ve loved it ever since.  It's packed with greens, protein, local honey, and other super foods, and the best part about it is that it's quick and easy to make.  


Buy It

1/2 Banana
3 Strawberries
1 handful spinach
1 handful kale
1 cup banana Greek yogurt (I love Oikos Triple Zero because there is little sugar)
1 Tbsp. local honey
1 Tbsp. organic chia seeds (I love Trader Joe’s)
Ice

Use It

Ninja Blender with single-serve blending cups (this blender is a game changer!!)

Make It

1.    Throw all ingredients directly into a Ninja single-serve blending cup and attach the lid with the blade.
2.    Lock the single-serve cup into the blender, turn on the power, and hold down the “single-serve” button until smoothie is well blended.
3.    Remove the lid with the blade and drink up!



This smoothie is chock full of greens and other super foods and I love that it's sweetened naturally with local honey.  I'm an allergy sufferer so taking local honey is an important part of my daily routine.

Also, I cannot recommend this blender enough!  We've had ours for six years now and it's still going strong.  Being able to blend your smoothie right in the cup you'll drink it from is a total game changer!  Just blend it and go... no clean-up required!


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23 comments:

  1. Yum! I never thought to add honey to a smoothie - such a great way to add some sweetness.

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  2. I have really been into smoothies too. I love the addition of the honey and beloved chia seeds!!

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  3. I want to do more smoothie making. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  4. Yum!! Funny story, Emma bought a Ninja blender with some Christmas money this past year! I said what 13 year old buys a blender! LOL But we all love it! We make smoothies all the time and it's fun to come up with different recipes for them :)

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  5. I'm all about smoothies for breakfast - it's the best way to start the day!! I haven't added chia seeds or flax to mine yet, but I should! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. YUM! Love that you add some Greek yogurt (my fav) <3

    Green Fashionista

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  7. I love smoothies, especially in the summer!

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  8. Love my ninja! I made a similar smoothie this morning but with mango and blueberries. I have never thought to put chia seeds in, I will have to try that!

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  9. I make almost the same recipe. Mine has half a banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup almond milk, handful spinach, and sometimes I add a 1/2 scoop of peanut butter protein powder. Going to try your recipe for sure. Thanks!

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    1. Yum, that sounds good! I need to remember to use almond milk sometimes instead of yogurt. And I like the idea of using protein powder, too!

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  10. Smoothies are a favorite around here!

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    1. They are so easy and yummy! And a great way to get whole foods!

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  11. Sounds nutritious. I am not a big smoothie drinker though since I really really can not stand bananas and almost all smoothie recipes use them to thicken it up.

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    1. Oh man, that's a bummer. Yes, it would probably be hard to do a smoothie without the banana.

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  12. I am buying a Vitamix blender because I miss making smoothies!!! Our NutriBullet just doesn't cut it anymore. Dustin has added yogurt to his smoothies before--I should try it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  13. Honey makes everything better! Especially when it's local and homemade. I'll have to give your recipe a try.

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  14. Yummy! I've been looking for more smoothie recipes. Thank you!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS: Our Menaka has chosen your smoothie recipe to be featured in the next Blogger's Pit Stop. Well done.

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    1. That's great news! Thanks so much for letting me know!

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