Smoothies are a simple way to pack in your daily nutrients. Not only can smoothies be healthy and quick, but they are refreshing, portable, and come in many varieties.
With smoothies, the possibilities are endless. Having trouble thinking up a concoction? The Food Network offers 50 smoothie ideas from healthy (carrot-apple, spa cucumber, apricot-almond) to quirky (banana PB&J, mint-jalapeno) to dessert (chocolate chip cookie, strawberry shortcake).
Here’s my version of a quick and nutritious smoothie.
Quick ingredients & steps:
- 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla soy milk (or other low-fat milk)
- 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (any flavor)
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- Optional mix-ins: 1 teaspoon honey, 1 tablespoon protein powder, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Time-saving tip: Freeze several batches ahead of time. Transfer to the fridge the night before and it’s ready for breakfast the next morning. Need more details? Check out the make-ahead smoothies here.
Question: What’s your favorite smoothie creation?