Smoothies are my idea of "fast food;" they are the freshest, easiest and most convenient way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet specially when you are pressed for time. Make
one trip to the store, purchase all your ingredients and freeze in single serving portions; when you're ready just empty the bag into your blender add liquid and pulverize.
I found that using a single serve blender, like the Hamilton Beach Single Serve/Personal Blender helps make smoothies an even more convenient food option. These blenders are portable so you can have one everywhere, even at your office. You can also blend and sip from the same cup, which fits nicely into most car cup holders making eating while traveling that much easier.
The Tropical Green Smoothie below is an energizing mix of fresh fruit, protein packed yogurt and leafy greens. This drink is easily adaptable; pick and choose the produce you love and follow this formula: 1 part leafy greens + 1 part liquid + 1 part fruit + 1 part protein.
Tropical Green Smoothie
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup coconut water
1 cup pineapple
1 cup Stonyfield Greek yogurt
1 tsp coconut extract (optional)
Add all ingredients to your blender and mix to combine.
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