I recently did a smoothie recipe using Dole Packaged Foods. I had not made a smoothie for a long time. Now I seem to be in a smoothie kick lately. New year, healthy me. This smoothie can definitely be a meal replacement will all of the healthy ingredients. My secret to a good thick smoothie is using frozen fruit. No need for ice that will water down your drink. Lastly, put liquid (yogurt, milk or juice) in first. Liquid needs to be by the blades of your blender for smooth blending!
1/2 cup milk (use soy, almond, skim, etc)
1 6-8 ounce container of yogurt, I used Greek for protein (or throw in a scoop of protein powder)
1 small banana, fresh or frozen
1 cup of raw baby spinach, I usually grab a handful out of the bag
1/2 cup frozen pineapple*
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries*
Layer the above ingredients in your blender in that order. My blender has a smoothie setting, if you’re does not, blend/pulse till smooth. This recipe makes a delicious recipe and I promise you, you will not taste the the spinach. In fact, this smoothie tastes like a blueberry milkshake. It’s delicious, nutritious and very filling. Hard to believe this has protein, fruit, dairy and vegetables and it hits almost every mark on the food pyramid.
Finished product and no sign of green spinach, which is tasteless in this smoothie.
*If you do not have a smoothie option on your blender, partially thaw your fruit in order not to damage your blender blade.