Make Your Own Superfood Smoothie
Fill your travel mug with this power-packed beverage and you’ve got your go-to summer snack on the run.
Smoothies are the ultimate improv recipe, easily adaptable with whatever ingredients you have on hand. But be thoughtful about your choices, and make sure you’re getting the biggest nutrient-dense bang for your buck. This blend of superfoods can help you power up for whatever the day throws your way. Blueberries, chia seeds, and yes even spinach deliver a wide range of antioxidants, protein, iron, and more. Cauliflower adds a good dose of fiber to the drink but its flavor stays in the background, letting the fruits shine through.
Superfood Smoothie Recipe
2 cups almond milk, coconut milk, or organic low-fat milk
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups fresh organic spinach
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen cauliflower
4 pitted dates
2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
1. Make the smoothie
In a blender, combine the almond milk, lemon juice, spinach, blueberries, cauliflower, dates, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour the smoothie mixture into 2 glasses or to-go containers and serve.
Nutrition per serving: Calories: 230, Protein: 6g (12% DV), Fiber: 11g (44% DV), Total Fat: 7g (11% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 350mg (15% DV), Carbohydrates: 41g (14% DV), Total Sugars: 24g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.
Bonus recipe—ingredients not included in box.