Smoothies are a tasty and healthy treat, depending on what you put in them. I love smoothies because I can pack them with tons of nutrients and drink it up like a treat. If you run down to your local smoothie shop you will probably be paying about $5 or more for 1 smoothie. That can add up if you want a smoothie a few times a week. Save some money and make them yourself at home.
One of my favorites is a Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie by the Green Smoothie Girl. You can watch Robyn make this beautiful smoothie on YouTube. When I say hot pink, I really mean hot pink. The cup you see it in is a clear cup. The smoothie itself is that vibrant pink. No food coloring is added. The color comes from a beet. Before you freak out and turn your nose up at it, you can’t even taste it. The rest of the pink comes from a bunch of strawberries.
Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie – 1 quart
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water (fresh or canned/boxed)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 large carrot, halved
- 1/2 medium raw beet, peeled
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup chopped dates (or 4 – 5 large, pitted dates)
- 1 tbsp. protein powder (optional)
- 12 frozen strawberries
If you have picky eaters like I do, the pretty color helps attract kids to this smoothie. My daughters love the color of this smoothie. However, when it comes to green smoothies I break out what I like to call smoothie camouflage. I bought cups that were fun to drink in but also pretty dark in color. I couldn’t find any opaque cups so these were the next best thing. The big cups have a gel lining inside so you can put the cup in the freezer and the small cups have fun shaking floaties and glitter. All BPA free.
My all time favorite green smoothie is spinach with blueberries and tropical fruit. I make the smoothie with coconut water and add in some vanilla and flax seed, They are oh sooo yummy! I call them Blueberry Green Goddess smoothies.
Does your family enjoy smoothies? If you don’t give this one a try. It’s delicious, I promise! I’d love to hear