This blueberry power smoothie recipe has a hidden, healthy ingredient you would never know is there, but really amps up the health factor!
I’ve been a little bit on a smoothie kick lately. I hope that’s okay with you! I mean, you’ve already dragged your blender out of storage from my last smoothie post, right? Might as well keep making them 🙂
Smoothies are so easy to make and are a great afternoon or evening snack. This one in particular has a secret, hidden ingredient, which really gives it a healthy boost – SPINACH! I know, I know, green smoothies have been around forever, but can you believe this recipe is actually the first time I’ve tried one? Sometimes I can be really behind the times. Remember my first quinoa post not so long ago?
Anyway, I digress. My first impression of a green smoothie? SO SO Good! For real! I’m not just trying to hook you into trying this out 🙂 With so many blueberries, the creamy vanilla yogurt and tart orange juice, it just tastes like a very-blueberry smoothie, with no trace of spinach at all.
Not only is it super tasty, but it’s quick to make as well. After chopping up a little fresh spinach, simply throw it in the blender along with frozen blueberries, yogurt, milk and orange juice and blend away! What a great way to get in your veggie servings, right?
This is a great recipe too for little ones (or husbands…) who aren’t huge vegetable or “green food” fans. I often have trouble getting Emily to hers, but when blended into this smoothie she drinks it right up without a second thought. It’s a win-win all the way around, right?
So, if you’re looking for a nutritious afternoon or after dinner snack, give this one a try! It’s a great way to get in some of your veggie, dairy and fruit servings! #healthyisdelicious
- 1 (6 oz) low fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ⅓ cup chopped fresh spinach, stems removed
- 3 Tbs. milk
- 2 Tbs. orange juice
- Add the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend until will combined. This particular smoothie may take a little additional blending time due to all of the blueberry seeds. If not well blended, it may be a little pulpy.
- Add additional milk if you prefer it thinner.