I picked out an Instant Pot Ace blender for my Mother’s Day gift, which I got early. My son, who is obviously schooling from home right now, is taking a Principals of Food class for school. This means he has assignments to make food. He had to make a microwave breakfast sandwich, and there was a “bonus” smoothie he could make. So, naturally, we made one because I had this awesome new blending toy. And, we’ve pretty much had a smoothie every day since. We’re now addicted to smoothies. I don’t feel bad about it either. They’re healthy and delicious, and they’re a great source of vitamin C, protein, and a zinc boost for the immune system (with spinach, fruit, and greek yogurt)! Below is the simplest form of the recipe I’ve been using to make these vitamin and fiber packed treats.
By Rebecca Besser
1 single portion yogurt (6-8 onces)
1 cup juice
1 cup ice
1 cup frozen fruit
1 small handful of raw spinach
1 banana broken into three or four chunks
Put all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Yield: 2 large servings, or 3 to 4 small ones.
Warning: If you add too much ice or frozen fruit, the smoothie gets too thick and doesn’t blend well. You want a slightly thick consistency, but you also want it runny enough to suck through a straw with ease (if you’re using a straw).
Note: I use greek yogurt because it’s thicker and has more protein than regular yogurt. I’ve also been using apple juice, but plan to experiment a little with some other varieties.
Copyright © Rebecca Besser 2020