I love reading recipes, but I never follow them to the letter. One of the reasons is that I love to improvise and balance the flavors myself. Second, many recipes contain long and unrealistic lists of ingredients; unheard-of superfoods or exotic fruits that not everyone has access to often make their way onto the list. Another issue is that many recipes contain too many fatty ingredients, and it's not a good idea to mix fats with sweet fruit.
We all know that smoothies are an amazing way to start your day. They can be packed with energy, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. I prefer my smoothies low fat, so that they get digested nicely and leave my stomach flat, as opposed to having oils or nuts mixed with sweet fruit, which makes many people bloated.
The ingredients in this recipe are easy to find. If you can’t find frozen blueberries, any berries will taste good in this smoothie. Feel free to adjust the water content to your liking, or add ice for a chilled treat.
Yields: about 16 ounces (2 cups)
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- Handful of spinach
- ¾ cup water
Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
Healthy delicious food doesn’t have to be complicated. As Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”