My Favorite Purple Smoothie

Hi everyone! I hope you all are are having a nice week! This week didn’t drag on the way last week did, but I am still glad that it is Friday!

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Today I want to share my favorite smoothie recipe with you. I love my Green Smoothie, but I like the flavor of the peaches and blueberries a little more than banana. This smoothie is a cinch to pull together and it keeps me satisfied until lunchtime!

Purple Smoothie

To make my purple smoothie you need: 1/2 cup frozen peaches, 1/2 cup blueberries, 3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt, 1 big handful of spinach, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup water,  1/2 Tbsp. peanut butter, and 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional).

The technique is pretty easy – throw all the ingredients except for the chia seeds into a blender and run on high until smooth!

I usually cut my peaches into smaller pieces because my blender has a hard time with them. If you have a super fancy blender I’m sure you can just throw them in, but I recommend cutting them up if not.

CIMG1740After blending, add in 1 Tbsp. of chia seeds. This is completely optional, but I love the texture that they add! The added fiber and protein is pretty great too – 3.3 grams and 1.3 grams respectively!

CIMG1745Stir the chia seeds in and enjoy!!

This is my favorite combination of ingredients for this smoothie, but feel free to make your own tweaks! I used to use 1 cup of milk instead of adding water, but I reduced it to cut calories. If you want a creamier smoothie, add the full cup and skip the water. You can also skip the spinach and will get a brighter purple color, but who wants to miss out on a full serving of vegetables first thing in the morning?? I promise you can’t taste the spinach at all!

Let me know if you try this smoothie out!

 

My Favorite Purple SmoothieCIMG1745
Serves 1

1/2 cup frozen peaches (chopped)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1 large handful spinach
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)

Put all ingredients except for chia seeds in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass.

Stir in chia seeds if desired.

Drink and enjoy!!

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2 responses to “My Favorite Purple Smoothie

  1. Ani

    Yummy that sounds great! I love adding chia seeds to smoothies.

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