My Go-To Green Smoothie

Happy Wellness Wednesday! In the spirit of sharing health and wellness this week [ICYMI: I shared my workouts of the week on Monday], I thought I’d share something else that’s been highly requested – my green smoothie recipe! I have a few variations saved to my EATS highlight on Instagram, but I thought I’d lay out in a blog post my go-to recipe that is SO delicious and healthy. Even Dillon loves it! I have this smoothie basically every single day and I never get sick of it! It’s also super easy to meal prep; just throw all the ingredients except the chia seeds and yogurt into a ziploc bag and throw in the freezer until you’re ready to make it! Then you can just dump it in the blender and it’s ready in seconds.

Ingredients needed:

  • organic spinach
  • frozen fruit [I’m currently loving this Dole bagged mixed; but you can use anything you like]
  • greek yogurt [I typically use Siggis or Dannon Oikos Triple Zero, but lately I’ve been LOVING this Two Good brand!]
  • chia seeds
  • an avocado
  • a banana
  • water

Recipe steps:

1.) I start out by adding about a half a cup of water to the bottom [this helps mix everything up and keep the blender running].

2.) Then, I’ll add about a half a cup of the frozen fruit.

3.) Next, I grab a generous handful of spinach and add that in.

4.) Finally, I’ll add in half a tub of the yogurt, half an avocado [I’ll do 1/3 if it’s a really big one], and 1/3 of the banana. The frozen fruit mix I use already has banana in it so I don’t need that much.

5.) Then, I’ll whirl it up! I sometimes add more water if it’s looking too thick, but today’s was perfect.

6.) Finally, I’ll pour it up and top with 1 TBSP of chia seeds!

The above recipe makes a huge portion; I typically have about 3/4 of it and give the rest to Dillon! The thing I love about this is that you can customize it however you want. Sometimes the ingredients may change a little based on my grocery haul for that week [see how I plan and shop and save a ton at the grocery store here], but this is the general formula.

Now, I don’t track my macros every single day, but I still do adhere to what I learned from FWTFL. For this recipe, the ingredients net out to 312 calories, 15g of fat, 34g of carbs, and 12g of protein. This definitely can be tailored down if you don’t want as much of something [ie- cut out the 1/3 banana to reduce the carbs or lessen the amount of avocado to decrease the fats] but for a full macro day, this would be perfect for me. Thanks to the chia seeds, this has 13g of fiber, so the net carbs are only 21! Like I said, this makes a huge batch of which I really only always have 3/4 of, so the macros for what I’m actually consuming are: 234 cals, 25g carb, 11g fat, 9g protein, and 10g fiber [so 15 net carbs]. Again, you can scale the recipe back if you’re making it just for yourself, but if you have a SO/roommate/kid to share with, I highly recommend just making this batch and splitting it up.

So, there you have it! That shows you how it fits into my goals for the day [note: these macros are for for the full portion; if I was actually tracking that day, I’d enter 3/4 of the recipe for an accurate count]. I really enjoy this smoothie and it truly does make me feel full, energized, and healthy. I swear this helps my skin, too! Let me know if you try making this. I guarantee you’ll love it!

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