I know how hard breakfasts can be, all I want to do is just try to get these kiddos fed before we have a meltdown because every morning they are according to them “absolutely starving!” Often times HEALTHY is the last thing you have time to focus on so I’ve got a nice yummy and best of all… quick smoothie/juice recipe to share with you.
The best part about this one is……
It only takes FOUR ingredients…. yep, you read that right!! So say goodbye to boxed pastry breakfasts or frozen things that resemble something like a waffle and say hello to a yummy, healthy and also really cool colorful breakfast! When you start your morning with this smoothie you will also feel so much better by giving your body the nutrients it needs!!
For starters lets see what you need:
- 1/2 C. spinach
- 1 green apple (I choose granny smith)
- 1 inch cube of fresh peeled ginger
- 1/2 cup of water ***or ice
*** If you freeze the spinach and green apple then you add water instead of ice.
Here’s what I did when I first made it, add all your ingredients into the blender and blend away.
and blend away, blend until you get the consistency you are looking for, for me that consistency resembles as close to juice as I can get it.
I LOVE the green color. You could also obviously use a juicer for this but, I really hate losing all the nutrients that get left out when you use a juicer.
Next, all you need to do is serve and enjoy!
I could be wrong but I think it tastes even better when you drink it out of a mason jar! 😉
For this one I didn’t freeze the spinach and apple, and to me the ice didn’t make it cold enough so I still chilled it for a bit, but, now I’ll share another tip of what I did to make it even better and to save you even more time on your busy mornings.
I just took the time to make individual “smoothie bags” I peeled and sliced my ginger, cubed the apple and added all the measured ingredients except for the water to its own little bag and stuck it in the freezer, so all you have to do in the morning is grab out a bag and stick it straight in the blender, and this time no chilling was needed!! Yay!!
I found that since I had full bags of spinach and apples I needed to go through that an assembly line was very effective, I just added one ingredient to all the bags at a time. To make about 14 smoothie bags took me about 10 minutes so it really wasn’t a big deal to get them all ready at once. Be sure to label your smoothie bags to remind yourself to add the water to them when it’s time to blend. I do recommend adding the water in last but only add it in small amounts at a time as the rest is blending, if you don’t you have to keep on taking the lid off and trying to shove the food down to the blades over and over again (that part of trial and error wasn’t too fun).
I hope you enjoy this recipe and I can’t wait to try some others soon. What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Share it in the comments below!!