As we creep into fall weather and turn to winter, don’t forget about your greens! It’s easy to get caught up in the pumpkin/apple/squash phase, but we are still doing green smoothies here.
I typically like to be creative with my smoothies but I’m in a rut, a good rut, but I have a favorite smoothie right now. The tartness of a strawberry lemon smoothie just seems to be what my body is craving. It’s yummy too. My kids enjoy it, they say it tastes like strawberry lemonade. (Their smoothie is much sweeter than mine though!)
Lemons are full of vitamin C, which is great for the adrenals and to help keep the colds and flu away. It is also a gentle liver cleanser, which we all need.
I also love it because it still falls under Fuel Pull for Trim Healthy Mama! It makes a great snack or a quick breakfast. Adding greek yogurt ups the protein, gives you some good bacteria for your gut and makes it more filling.
- 1½ cups water
- 2 cups of greens (Spinach is mild for newbie smoothie makers)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (If not frozen, use less water and add some ice)
- ¼ of lemon (I leave the rind on but for a more mild taste, peel it)
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- a dash of sea salt
- Sweetener to taste
- Add all ingredients and blend until smooth.