Springtime Smoothies for the Whole Family

Springtime Green Smoothies make a quick, healthy, simple breakfast for the whole family. Read on to learn more!

Springtime Smoothies for the Whole Family

The flowers are blooming, the house is being spring cleaned (hopefully!) and the kids are outdoors a bit later in the day, but you still feel 'blah' from the winter months. It's time to try a Green Smoothie to boost your intake of healthy, greens and introduce a fun recipe to the family. Did you know you can make them in under five minutes? Even the kids can get involved!

Check out my recipe below:

1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)

1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

1 banana

1/2 an avacado (get those healthy fats in for brain power & healthy joints!)

2 bunches of romaine lettuce or spinach

1 tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter (protein = complete meal!)

2 cups ice or filtered water

Blend well and enjoy!

Want the You Tube version? Check out the video: http://youtu.be/iF5dHGnWA_E

The goal is 40% greens to 60% fruit when you first begin making green smoothies. As you get used to them, you will actually crave them and you can add more greens to less fruit! The key to the taste? The strongest fruits take on ALL of the flavor and over-power the greens - you barely taste greens at all! In this recipe, the banana, peanut butter & berries lead the palette. Try a green smoothie today and let me know how it goes!

Leslie Edsall is a nutrition, yoga and health education expert who offers nutrition programs to clients, leads yoga classes in the local community and offers nutrition workshops throughout Montgomery County.  To learn more about Leslie or to schedule a consultation: www.TrifectaWellness.com

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