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

Yields 1-2

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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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

Directions

  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.

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*The dairy and soy free status of this recipe is dependent on the type of yogurt used.

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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.

Comments

  1. Reply 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. Reply Angelicaβ€”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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