From breakfast to dessert, smoothies are a quick, please-everyone solution; they require little prep (just toss everything in a blender and press a button) and are completely customizable. To make smoothie prep even easier, keep your freezer stocked with frozen fruit.
These deliciously frosty drinks can be sipped for a snack or a meal. Pay attention to portion sizes and higher-calorie ingredients (like frozen yogurt or nut butter) to make sure you don’t overdo it. A snack-sized smoothie should be about 150-200 calories, and to make your smoothie a healthful meal, shoot for more protein and 350-450 calories (and less sugary ingredients).
Blue-Green Banana Dream Smoothie
Makes two servings
- ¾ cup almond or coconut milk
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ orange, peeled and sectioned
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup chopped spinach, Swiss chard, or kale
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 tbs. honey
Soak your oats in the almond milk and yogurt for 30 minutes.
Place all ingredients into your food processor of blender and pulse until smooth.
Pour into a glass or freeze for later.