Everyone is always talking about having a liquid lunch, and challenger Brandi shows us that it’s possible without any repercussions! This is one of those sneaky ways to fit in a bunch of fruits and vegetables and rack up your servings for the day.
This is one of my favorite breakfasts, in fact, I have it most days of the week. But this morning, scrambled eggs came calling. In a tight schedule for lunch, I knew my go-to smoothie would be filling and delish!
I love this smoothie because it seriously takes a minute to make, is very filling, and has 3 servings of fruit and a serving of vegetables. Four fruit/veg servings in one glass – BAM!
I use one cup of Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt, a very generous handful of fresh blueberries, 3-6 strawberries (depending on size), a generous handful of fresh spinach, one banana, and maybe a quarter cup of ice. I also put in a splash of 100% no-sugar-added cranberry juice – this helps break up the ice and adds some sweetness. Hit blend and you’ve got lunch… or breakfast… or a snack.
All the fruit naturally makes it sweet, no need to add sugar, sweeteners or honey. Don’t scoff at the spinach until you try it. You literally cannot taste it, and it’s a super easy way to squeeze in a serving of this uber-healthy leafy green veggie.
I love smoothies because it’s an easy way to get rid of a bunch of produce before it goes bad and then you don’t regret spending the money. Last week I tossed half an avocado in because I didn’t want to waste it, sometimes I throw in roma tomatoes.