As we are in the end throws of winter, don’t forget about your greens! It’s easy to get caught up in the root veggies during the freezing cold, but we are still doing green smoothies here.
Greens offer you so many vitamins and minerals, we have them in some form daily.
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.
As far as sweeteners, stevia works well with this. If you are making it for the kids, I like to use raw honey for them.
I also LOVE this (affiliate link) pint sized mason jars with lids and straws for my kids. The keep the mess in and the straws are wide enough to get clean.
And if you really want to treat yourself, buy a set of (affiliate link) stainless steal straws. They make every sip so nice and cold.
- 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.
If you are a big smoothie fan, I have a Pinterest board devoted just to smoothies. (Note: not all are THM) However, if you are looking for THM recipes, I have a board just for that too! (I’m a bit addicted to Pinterst.)
This post is linked at Stacy Makes Cents and Gwen’s Nest for Trim Healthy Tuesdays, Simply Sugar and Gluten free for Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays and Intoxicated on Life for Wellness Wednesdays, The Real Food Forager for Fat Tuesdays.
What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?