Blueberry, Banana & Spinach Smoothie

Happy New Year & Hello, 2017!

What are your resolutions for the new year?  Do you make them?  I don’t usually… but this year, I feel like I need a reset.

I know it’s totally cliché, but I am starting the new year off with healthy goals in mind.  I want need to eat better and get back to exercising.  Lately, I am far too dependent on sugar & carbs for quick fixes to get me through the day.  Most days when I sit down to dinner, I realize it’s the first actual meal I am having that day.  What?! That ain’t right! 😉 Not only am I doing myself a disservice, I’m doing my kids one too.  If I’m not being a great example for healthy eating, how can I expect them to eat healthily?  Aside from that, when I’m hungry, I’m short tempered.  A short temper around toddlers is like locking a raccoon in your garage, it isn’t going to end well!

SO… my goal for a better me is 30 min of exercise at least 3 days a week & one healthy smoothie every morning.  Smoothies are fun and versatile.  I can throw in whatever fruit & veggies I have on hand, add in some sneaky tid-bits for extra nutrition, and in just a few seconds I have a beautiful little concoction of goodness.  Usually my girls will share it with me, so we’re all reaping the benefits.

Below is one of my all-time favorite combos.  With a gorgeous deep purple color, it is just plain fun to drink.  I am always a bit bummed when it’s gone!

 

Blueberry Banana and Spinach Smoothie
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Blueberry, Banana & Spinach Smoothie

Rich in antioxidants, fiber & nutrients this smoothie is not only delicious but packs a healthy punch!
Author Katie Olesen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1/2 cup Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon each Chia Seeds & Flax Seeds
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Water
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk or Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Ice Cubes
  • 1 drizzle Honey

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into high powered blender jar. Blend on high until very smooth. Enjoy immediately!

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