Creamy Strawberry-Mint Smoothie (dairy-free)

Serves 1

BLEND TOGETHER:
– 8 oz frozen strawberries
– 1/4 large avocado (adds a “dairy-like” creaminess)
– 6 large fresh mint leaves
– 1 heaping TBSP raw honey, or to taste
– 1/2-3/4 cup water

Enjoy!

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Raspberry-Pineapple-Spinach Smoothie

Don’t let the spinach fool you…this smoothie is delicious and nutritious!!

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For 1 serving, mix the following together in a blender:
(Measurements are approximate.)

-1/2 cup fresh baby  spinach, packed
-1/2 cup frozen raspberrries
-1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
-1 TBSP raw honey
-water (about 1 cup), to desired consistency

For a thicker texture, try adding a bit of avocado or some milk or plain yogurt instead of  the water. Smoothies are the most flexible thing you can make. You can also use juice for your liquid :)

Smoothies are a great place to hide veggies for your little ones (or other “uncooperative” family members). Throw in some carrots, celery, etc. Sky is the limit!!!!

Smoothie gone bad: Do NOT try this at home!

We make 2 kinds of smoothies at our house:

1. Smoothies for nutrition: These usually are heavy on the greens and veggies and low on sugary fruits or honey (and usually include some avocado or raw egg).

2. Fun smoothies: These are intended as “fun treats” and include varieties such as strawberry/pineapple/banana; and maybe some neutral tasting veggies or greens (like spinach) that you can’t really tell are in there.

THIS smoothie was definitely an experiment in the first category. But even for a “nutritious” smoothie, it lacked a certain appeal. Suffice it to say that arugala and broccoli sprouts don’t make for the tastiest drink. LOL! (Go, Chad!)