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The Lean, Mean, Green, Foolproof Smoothie

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Foolproof Smoothie

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Do you remember pairing up in elementary school to play games?

In Ms. Bush’s fifth grade class I remember being put into teams for a math competition. I don’t remember exactly who won or what we were learning at the time, but I remember our team name.

The Lean, Mean, Green, Mighty, Math Machines.

To this day that name makes me laugh. I was far from mighty in math, and we definitely weren’t lean or mean, let alone green. But that was a pretty awesome name. We even talked about getting t-shirts.

Unlike our team in the fifth grade, this foolproof smoothie really is lean and green.

I’m not a huge smoothie person because of the consistency. Smoothie bowls are different though because you are eating all this yummy goodness with a spoon.

The spoon makes all the difference.

I love smoothie bowls because you can make the base and add whatever toppings you want. You could even set up a Smoothie Bowl Bar for a fun Saturday morning breakfast or for guests when they come to visit. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Use what you have on hand.

The Foolproof Smoothie

I’ve made some really bad smoothies in my life. So disgusting that I took half of a drink and threw it away. Usually I add too much kale, not enough berries, or the ratios are just off, resulting in a smoothie gone wrong.

Everyone always make them look so easy. They stand over the blend and toss a bunch of this and a handful of that. Just a pinch of this and a liberate amount of everything else. Yet when I do that, it’s not even drinkable.

What’s their secret?

Ratios.

Or they have practiced a lot and just know how much of what they like in their smoothie.

The Lean Mean Green Foolproof Smoothie

The ingredients are normal smoothie makings. You can get creative with the toppings, but I keep the base simple.

Smoothie in a Blender

Ingredients:

half cup kale

half cup spinach

one banana, sliced

half of an avocado

one kiwi sliced

half of a cup of strawberries, sliced

one cup of blueberries

half of a cup of raspberries

one Tablespoon chia seeds

one and one-half Tablespoons of coconut sugar

one cup of Silk Almond almondmilk

one cup of ice

Silk Almondmilk Unsweetened-2

Add the kale, spinach, banana, avocado, kiwi, strawberries, half of the blueberries, and the raspberries to the blender. Pour in the Silk Almond almondmilk, add the ice and coconut sugar to the blender, and blend until smooth.

For more protein, you can add one Tablespoon of nut butter to the blender. My husband is allergic to peanuts so we tend to use sunbutter. Yum!

Transfer to a bowl and add your toppings.

Foolproof Smoothie Bowl Toppings

The toppings of smoothie bowls are limitless.

Here are some ideas:

  • granola
  • flaxseed
  • chia
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • starfruit
  • sunflower seeds
  • kiwi
  • cranberries
  • avocado slices
  • shredded coconut
  • pumpkin seeds
  • mango
  • peaches
  • cashews
  • almonds

Unsweetened Silk Almond delicious almondmilk smoothie bowl-2

Depending on how you make your smoothie base, you can use juice or yogurt. We tend to use Silk Almond Unsweetened almondmilk because that’s what we use all the time. Our children prefer it. It makes me feel great as a mom being able to give my children food that tastes great but has less sugar.

Will you be a smoothie bowl convert?

Just remember, one cup of fresh or frozen fruit, one banana, one cup of Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk, half of a cup of greens, one Tablespoon nut butter, and limitless toppings.

What combinations will you try first?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Lisa

Sunday 26th of March 2017

Your recipe calls for 1 cup of almond milk but at the end you recap and state "half a cup"...can you please confirm?

Whitney

Monday 27th of March 2017

One cup. Sorry about that!

Stephanie

Thursday 12th of January 2017

I'll have to make this for my husband.