I’ve got something I’ve got to get off my chest.
I’m a smoothie addict.
There. Now you know. And whew, do I feel better!
Actually, you’re probably not that surprised. I mean, I did mention a few days ago that I was in tears about my Vitamix container having a crack in it. But good news! Vitamix is going to send me a NEW container under the warranty and I don’t even have to send mine back. They just ask that I recycle the broken one, haha.
Sometimes I feel bad when people ask me what I eat because my diet really isn’t very practical for most people.
It isn’t until closer to dinner that I eat any actual food.
I have this same diet routine 99% of my days. I’m a creature of habit. And being a stay-at-home Mom gives me the luxury to be like this. I am very fortunate.
But enough about me personally. I want to talk about SMOOTHIES today.
There is a reason that I choose to eat smoothies 2 out of 3 meals a day- they are SUPER nutrient dense. Or at least they can be, if you make them that way.
Drinking smoothies allows me to get in more fruits and vegetables, with their powerful nutrients, in one meal then I could have if I chose an actual meal. And it does that in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to eat the actual contents of the smoothie!
Smoothies just make sense to me.
- 1 cup non-dairy milk or coconut water
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup chopped mango
- ½ cup cooked, chopped beets (one small)
- ¼ avocado
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, optional
- ½ cup ice, if not using frozen fruit
- Blend all ingredients together in blender until smooth.