Blending is a great way to get your daily dose of recommended fruits and vegetables:
If you’re like me and always looking for ways to improve your overall health, blending your fruits and veggies is a good way to get your daily recommended dose. When you blend your fruits and vegetables, you are using the entire fruit and vegetable, skin and all. Most of the vitamins and nutrients can be found in the skin.
Blending is also less messy than juicing, but be careful of which blends you make. Adding ingredients like yogurt and nuts can increase the smoothie’s caloric value.
Get creative with your blends. I hardly use water in my smoothies. I usually use apple juice, carrot juice or almond milk, depending on the taste I’m looking for.
My own smoothie recipe:
- 1 small to medium beet
- 1 cup of baby spinach
- 2 large carrots
- Fresh ginger for a little zing (thumb size)
- Nuts of your choice (optional)
- Yogurt of your choice (optional)
- Granola (optional)
- Apple juice (I don’t measure. I usually just add to cover whatever is in my nutribullet)
Add all the above ingredients to your blender, nutribullet, ninja bullet, whatever type of blending device you are using to make your smoothie, leaving a bit of space on top. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth or until you get the consistency you desire.
Experiment, come up with your own blends and feel free to share your recipes in the comments. Let me know if you try my recipe and how you like it. Feel free to share. And always remember, everything in moderation, even moderation.