When my children comes home from school, the first thing to do (after washing their hands!) is to look for something to eat before they start on their homework. When it’s a warm day, they are usually thirsty from running around so they typically head to their favorite fresh fruits and ask me to make a smoothie.
Fruits and Veggies Smoothie
Making smoothie at home is really easy. You really just need your favorite fruits and vegetables. It’s an excellent way of using fruits and veggies quickly if they are too ripe or spoiling soon. There will be some combination that tastes better than others, but everyone’s preference is a bit different. My daughter loves berry smoothies while my son loves chocolate based ones. In general I love all kinds of smoothies but one of my favorite treat is green tea smoothie.
After many trials and errors, I figured out what combination of fruits (and vegetables) each of us likes to blend together. When we don’t have fresh fruits, I always keep some frozen berry mix in the freezer as backup. When you use frozen fruits, you don’t need to add ice to the smoothie as they are already cold. If you want recommendations, I typically use strawberries, apple, banana, chia seeds, blueberries, raspberries, carrots, kale, and orange for my smoothies.
Equipment for Making Smoothie at Home
A lot of people asked me what kind of blender/mixer I use to make my smoothies. I’ve shared a post about How To Make Smoothies last year and I mentioned that I have been very happy with my NutriBullet. Now that I’ve been using it for more than a year and I still love it very much. If you make 1-2 servings each time, it’s the perfect size. Also, if you make a smoothie to go, NutriBullet is a fantastic choice because the blender cup will turn into a to-go cup!
As the summer is coming soon, it’s time to make healthy smoothies and cool down!
Albertsons’ “The Weekly Nibble” Newsletter
I was super excited when Albertsons (largest US supermarket) selected me to develop recipes with fresh spring ingredients for their “The Weekly Nibble” newsletter. I actually brought my children shopping for the recipes with me and they had a fun time proposing different fresh ingredients they saw in the produce section. From this project, I started following The Weekly Nibble newsletter and love their interesting and fun articles ranging from tips on taking care of your family and what’s trendy. Don’t forget to subscribe!
Here are the other recipes for the fresh fruit and vegetables series:
- Spinach Salad with Asian Salad Dressing
- Chicken Spring Rolls
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Arugula, Fennel, and Navel Orange Salad
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine.
- 3 strawberries
- 1 small carrot
- ½ mango
- ½ navel orange
- ¾ cup almond milk*
- 4 ice cubes (if you use fresh fruits)
- Cut ingredients into smaller chunks and put them in an electric blender/mixer or NutriBullet.
- Blend until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Pour into a big glass or two small glasses. Serve immediately.
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