Colorful Smoothies

This post fits the category “Taking care of mama.” Sure, your children might enjoy a smoothie, too, but this is especially for you, the homeschool mom who does not have that much time for herself.

Smoothie, before

Smoothie ingredients before being blended

A smoothie can feel like an indulgence – a moment in the day when you focus on your nutritional needs: greens, fiber, dessert. People are religious about their coffee or tea rituals. I am religious about my smoothies.

Smoothie, after

Pink smoothie after blending all ingredients

I have blogged about smoothies before. Here is a post about Green and Pink Smoothies from 2017. How time flies.

Since then, I have been making smoothies for myself based on a general recipe from a cookbook a friend lent me (not an affiliate link):

  • 3 cups of greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, Swiss chard etc.)
  • 2 cups of fruit (one cup could be frozen)
  • 2-3 cups of liquid (non-dairy milk, orange juice, apple cider, water etc)
  • 2 Tbsp flax seed
  • 2 Tbsp chia seed (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp sweetener of choice (optional)

This will be at least four servings, so you can consume it over a few days if it is just for you. It may thicken or separate in the fridge, but you can always mix it down or thin it down with more liquid of your choice.

Feel free to experiment with other seeds, protein powders, and sweeteners. Whatever you do, make sure you have a blender that can handle all the fiber. Mine is an Oster with a “Green Smoothie” button (not an affiliate link).

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