I've been making smoothies for my nephews lately, and they beg for them every day. My middle nephew told his dad (my baby bro) that I made "the best milkshakes ever!" They tend to be milk or almond milk, frozen bananas and/or frozen berries and yogurt or protein powder. I think I will start adding some greens to their smoothies too, they are already pretty good veggie eaters but when it comes to vegetables I do think more is better!
This is day 5 or so of having a green smoothie at least once a day and I'm surprised at how much I look forward to it. For right now I'm staying fairly simple and blending spinach with water, and then adding in frozen berries and sometimes half a frozen banana. Today I didn't add the banana and I felt like I was hungrier sooner after drinking it. I know the idea is to get to at least 50/50 fruits to veggies ratio, and more veggies than fruits eventually if possible.
My smoothie today (shown above) was a little bit more veggie:
- A stalk of kale blended with water, and then a large handful of spinach
- Frozen peaches, frozen strawberries and half a frozen bananas and more water to make sure it wasn't too thick and everything blended well
- A smidge of sweetener...I definitely want to get away from sweetening these eventually but am fine with a little bit as I am adjusting my tastes