Food Friday Featuring: Quick & Easy Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Today’s Food Friday post is dedicated to smoothies.  Recently I have incorporated smoothies into my daily routine and it has been awesome.  With our busy schedule and kids to constantly feed I have found whipping up a big smoothie for us in the morning has been a great solution for making sure we are getting the good stuff.

This is my “entry level” smoothie recipe.  I like to add different things but always keep these ingredients as a base.

  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 6 strawberries (I keep frozen berries for my smoothies – I like the cold, icey texture it gives)
  • 4 large handfuls of spinach or kale leaves
  • a splash of juice to loosen up the mix

Here are some other healthy ingredients to add to your smoothie.

  • avocado for creaminess
  • kiwi
  • berries
  • apple
  • nut/seed butters for extra protein
  • honey for extra sweetness
  • mango
  • coconut water
  • watermelon, the juices are so good

The possibilities are really endless and it can be fun to experiment and try different combinations.