I've been trying to get more fruit into my diet, but I'm a bit of a picky fruit eater. I like gorgeous, perfectly ripe, juicy, sweet fruit. I do not like strawberries in January or peaches in December. So, how to eat more fruit then? In a smoothie!!
I love smoothies. Though I don't usually have any difficulty getting enough vegetables into my diet, I figure that adding herbs and greens can't hurt so I've started drinking green smoothies.
Here is my most recent:
I also grated a little bit of fresh ginger and threw in a tablespoon of chia seeds and about 1/2 cup almond milk (you can find this with the soy and rice milks), and then whirled it up.
If the fruit isn't sweet enough, I usually add some local honey. I read once that local honey is supposed to gradually help you get over your allergies. I don't know if it's true, but I'm willing to experiment with that kind of yumminess, lol.
Here is the nutritional information in my version:
Obviously, you can change this up however you want to fit any sort of dietary goals that you have set for yourself. If you are watching your carbs, maybe get rid of that banana. Super low fat? Ditch the chia seeds.
If I'm having this as a snack, I tend to go lighter on the fat and protein. If this is intended to be a meal, however, I will definitely be throwing in those seeds and the banana, maybe even some yogurt. :)
Are you a smoothie fan? What's your favourite combo?