I am calling this a Sort-Of Green Smoothie because it doesn’t quite come out looking green. It’s free of all major allergens (gluten/dairy/soy/corn etc) and super healthy for you. At the bottom of this post, I have listed some other smoothie ideas courtesy of my readers, so make sure you check those out too!
Sort-Of Green Smoothie
4 oz. frozen strawberries
1 cup spinach
1 tablespoon soaked chia seeds
1/8-1/4 cup allergen-friendly chocolate chips (I used mini chips. Amount is up to your taste.)
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup dairy-free yogurt
1/2 cup water or milk (Start small and continue adding more, possibly as much as 2 cups, until it reaches the consistency you want)
- Soak your chia seeds (1 tablespoon of seeds and about 5 tablespoons of water combined. Make sure there is enough water to cover the seeds.)
- Get all of your ingredients together after you start the soak, so that the seeds will be ready once you are ready to start the blender.
- Put your strawberries into the blender, then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend for a couple of minutes until it reaches desired consistency. Makes one full glass.
Some wonderful smoothie ideas from your fellow readers:
Johanna: Her delicious orange spinach smoothie recipe is located here.
Daphney: “1/2 banana, 2TB peanut butter, 3 ice cubes, 1 cup milk, 2-3 swipes of cinnamon, and I normally add 1TB of bulkherbstore.com’s Daily Herbal Boost. Its delicious & you can add 1TB of organic Cocoa powder if you want a chocolate one!”
Binky Pink Bowtique: “4oz chobani greek yogurt (I have been using the honey but the recipe calls for either plain or vanilla), 1 frozen banana, 1 c almond milk, 1tbs peanut butter, and 4 cups fresh spinach”
Christina: “I freeze yogurt in ice cube trays, pop them out and keep them in a big freezer bag so I can pull out as many as I need. If I’m making enough for the 4 of us, I put 4-5 yogurt cubes, 1 cup of juice(I usually do fresh squeezed orange juice), 1/2 cup of mixed berries(you can do less or leave it out), and then fill the blender to the top with spinach.”
Heather: “spinach, a banana, and a handful of strawberries with ice! add almond milk for a creamy addition.”
Sharon: “I do frozen strawberries about 8 or so large berries. a banana 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt and some juice. I typically add grapefruit, but you can use orange juice. Blend WELL and enjoy. Sometimes I will hand a handful or 2 of blueberries when in season. I do frozen berries so it’s a frozen smoothie, but you can use fresh no problem.”
Tdmamma: “banana, peanut butter, bran flakes, ice cubes and milk or vanilla yogurt.”
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