Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Yummy Veggie Smoothie

I have always struggled with eating vegetables. I made a goal for myself to get at least one serving daily. I know that is not nearly enough. Lately however, I have tried to come up with different ways of increasing my veggie intake.

Veggie Shake to the rescue!!! Seriously.. I live on these shakes now and it makes it so much easier to get those greens down. I usually have them at lunch as a meal replacement because it is so filling. You can however take this recipe and cut it in half and have a nice smoothie treat.

If you’re a Mom you most likely have a baby bullet for pureeing or mincing your baby’s food, that is what I use to make my smoothie because I don’t own a blender.

Time: 5 minutes
Veggie Smoothie Ingredients (2pts):

  • ½ cup tropicana orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • squeeze ½ lime  & ½ lemon
  • 1 slice of ginger
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 scoop plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
(You may also add 1tbsp of honey (add 2pts) if the smoothie is not sweet enough.)

There you have it, a delicious way to get three whole servings of vegetables and approximately 3 whole servings of fruit.

I also like to have a serving of salad or other steamed veggies with supper. That’s as good as it gets for me fitting it into my diet.

- Jenn


  1. This actually sounds pretty good. There's nothing I'm fussier about when it comes to eating than veggies. But with the sweet ingredients added if try this for sure, even though I'm not crazy about spinach. I'd just take out the bananas since I'm allergic to them.

  2. Smoothies are great because you can change the ingredients to be whatever you want, fruit really does help mask the veggie taste! It really helps me get those veggies down.


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