All mothers can relate to feeling overwhelmed catering to their infants, so much so that it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself too. I decided to share with you a super quick, and most importantly, healthy, smoothie recipe that will give you that energy boost you need through your busy days and nights. It’s excellent for smoothie newbies as spinach has a mild taste and is packed with over 20 different nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This recipe is kid friendly too!
A couple of tips to help you get started
- Follow the 60/40 rule: Starting out, don’t just throw things into the blender – it may taste nasty if you just eyeball your measurements. To save you from wasting your vegetables and fruits, get a measuring cup and follow this simple formula: 60% fruits to 40% leafy greens.
- Blend in Stages: Blend leafy greens and liquid base together first. Two cups of leafy greens (Spinach, kale etc.) and two cups of a liquid base (This could be water, coconut milk, coconut water or almond milk). Then add three cups of ripe fruits and blend again.
- Freeze your fruits: An excellent alternative to ice is using frozen fruits in your smoothies. Freeze your favourite fruits like (peeled) bananas, grapes, pineapples, pear, apples or berries.
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup mango (frozen)
- 1 cup pineapple (frozen)
- 2 bananas (frozen)
- If you haven’t got any frozen fruits, you can put in a cup of ice
Tightly pack 2 cups of leafy greens in a measuring cup and then toss into blender.
Add water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone.
Add mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again until smooth.
Pour into a mason jar (or cute cup of your choice).
Make healthy choices