To make your green smoothie, you need to gather a few ingredients.
- 1 Bag of Dole baby spinach (6oz bag)
- 3 Cups of orange juice
- 2 Bananas
- 8-12 Frozen Strawberries
- 3 Tbs Organic chia seeds
- (Optional) 1-2 Pitted dates
1First place at least 3 cups of orange juice in your blender. (I use a Vitamix Blender). I use orange juice instead of water for taste. I feel as if adding orange juice cancels out the “spinach” taste and make the drink more sweet and enjoyable. I recommend using 100% orange juice.
2Then place half of your spinach in the blender and blend until everything is pulverized. Add the rest of the spinach after and blend again.
3Add your 2 bananas to the smoothie and blend again. Blending every time you add an ingredient makes it easier to create a smoothie without any chunks.
4For this next step add about 8-12 frozen strawberries. The reason why I freeze my strawberries is because I don’t want to water down my smoothie with ice.
5Finally add your chia seeds and blend! Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber. You don’t necessarily need these for taste, just the nutrition.
6(Optional) After you are done blending your drink try a little bit with a spoon. I know it looks like a nasty concoction, but trust me it’s good! If you want your drink a little bit sweeter you can add 1-2 pitted dates. These also have a lot of fiber.
7Hope you enjoy your awesome and delicious drink. Drink this and relax..