Shhhhh, don’t tell your kids… There’s a full serving of mixed greens in this post-exercise purple power smoothie!
Or you can tell them after. I’m not usually into “hiding” veggies and healthy ingredients in dishes because I want kids to learn to enjoy and want these foods. However, if you are trying to take control and get your children off of a cycle of selective eating, hiding first and then telling them once they love it is the next best option!
We have had a few hot days in the Northeast and I was just craving something cold yesterday after spin and yoga. We had some local mixed lettuces, looking pretty in purple & green, but a salad just sounded awful ( <– extremely abnormal feeling for this girl). So I put the greens to good use with some organic frozen fruit, almond milk, and Garden of Life raw protein. Don’t worry if you don’t have the latter on hand though, because this will work with some yogurt and vanilla extract too. See both options below!
Purple Power Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries (I get Cascadian Farm brand in bulk at BJ’s)
- 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1/2 cuo frozen sliced peaches (can sub mango)
- 1 cup packed spring mix
- 1 cup milk or unsweetened non-dairy milk (I like Silk brand cashew or almond)
- 1 scoop Garden of Life original raw protein (or 1 cup Siggi's, plain yogurt or plain greek yogurt)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- milk or water as needed for blending
- Add all ingredients to whatever blending tool you have whether it be a fancy Vitamix, Kitchen Aid blender or tiny Magic Bullet. Tip: If using bullet type blenders, for best consistency and easiest blend, I recommend putting fruit in first, topped with yogurt or protein, then greens and milk/liquid.
- Pulse until smooth and enjoy!
This purple power smoothie is a great post-workout blend of carbs & healthy protein. If you’d like to turn it into a meal, I recommend adding a tablespoon of chia or hempseeds and using an extra total 1/2 C of fruit, 1 C of greens and 1/4-1/2 extra scoop or protein or extra 1/2 serving of yogurt.
Looking for more post-workout snack ideas? Try my Electrolyte Recovery Smoothie!
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