Sipping on a fruity, nutritious smoothie can be a quick and filling meal. I prefer to make affordable versions at home. Not only does it save me a ton of money, I know EXACTLY what I’m putting in my body.
If you make kombucha at home, you probably have most of the essential smoothie ingredients on hand 😀
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Do you ever have a bag of spinach that you just can’t finish? Before it turns slimy and you throw it out, toss it in your freezer. The same goes for kale. Fresh, dark greens like these keep well in the freezer for a few months in a plastic storage bag.
As a gardener, I freeze plenty of the kale and spinach harvest throughout the summer and enjoy it all year long, especially in the winter. Plus, it helps me maintain my crop throughout the summer months. A rewarding tip, as frozen, leftover spinach and kale are perfect protein-packed additions to a homemade smoothie.
Use up leftover ingredients around your home. Just like flavoring kombucha, flavoring and adding nutrients to your smoothies is best when personalized.
The personal recipe shared below promotes a few areas for my custom benefit. For example, collagen to help retain my youth as I bid farewell to my 30s. Matcha powder for a caffeine kick. Wheatgrass for its nutritional value. Spinach for protein and iron. Yogurt provides me with calcium.
Kiwi is a really powerful fruit. And, it is typically a very affordable fruit. One study states the benefits of eating one kiwi a day rival an aspirin in consideration with heart health benefits!
Yogurt and fresh ice thicken out my smoothies well. Bananas always do, too. Use oatmilk, soymilk, and other alternatives as your diet and preferences permit.
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- One full kiwi
- Fresh wheatgrass
- ⅓ cup frozen spinach
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon collagen peptides
- 3 ice cubes
Cut the kiwi in half, then scoop both sides with a spoon into the blender. Add the remainder of the ingredients. Blend and enjoy!
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