Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie | emilylevenson.com

I have a confession to make… I’m a certified smoothie snob.

I felt oddly superior using almond milk and frozen bananas (or avocados) to make my smoothies creamy and delicious.

When hunting for new recipes, I would pass over any that would dilute it’s super powers with yogurt, ice cubes, or water, believing that they were somehow less than the smoothies I was making and consuming.

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie | emilylevenson.com

Aaaand then I had a baby, and everything changed.

Suddenly, I was looking for ways to get extra calories and fat into things. To expand a picky palate and inundate it with as much healthy stuff as I could get past those lips.

Seeing as The Babe already like yogurt, I figured it was a safe bet to add it into a smoothie containing her most favorite fruit on the planet: the blueberry.

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie | emilylevenson.com

I also needed something that was quick and easy to eat while chasing after She Who Is Almost Walking. The yogurt seemed like a good idea to help keep me satisfied with more fats and protein.

So off it went, into the smoothie. Yogurt. The ingredient that I was anti for yearsssss.

And you know what? It was freakin’ delicious.

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie | emilylevenson.com

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie | emilylevenson.com
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Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 -2
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup yogurt I used [url hre="http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/1303" target="_blank"]Trader Joe's Vanilla Cultured Coconut Milk[/url]
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • handful of spinach
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high speed (I start on a lower level and work my way up) until ice is crushed and everything is sufficiently smooth.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass or jar.
  4. Add a straw.
  5. Sip to your heart's delight.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free*, gluten free, wheat free, egg free, soy free*, and corn free.
*The dairy and soy free status of this recipe is dependent on the type of yogurt used.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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  1. That looks so yummy! I was trained always to put yogurt into smoothies to increase my calcium intake. I can’t wait to buy some fresh blueberries and try this out.

    1. Angelica—I’m sure most people grew up having yogurt in their smoothies. I’m not sure what my aversion was to adding it. But I’m glad that’s all in the past. 😉

      Hope you enjoy it!

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