Updated: Aug 21
Today, we’re talking smoothies! If you’re like me, you luv a good smoothie, but if for some reason you don’t, I’m here to turn you into a legit smoothie fan…
My dad drinks smoothies often and was the main one, at first. But as my mom got into drinking smoothies on a regular basis, so did I. One thing my mom would always stress is the importance of adding nutrient boosters. When I first started making my smoothies, I would only use the fruits I love: strawberries, bananas, plus a little bit of orange juice. I would drink this smoothie at least twice a week, not realizing that it was very high in sugar.
Now, I add spinach, flaxseed, or sometimes both, and use water instead of orange juice to cut back on the sugar. I’ve also gotten a little more experimental with the fruit I use in my smoothies. I’ll sometimes use grapes, mixed berries or frozen mango, which is super good! The possibilities for a great smoothie are endless, so I’ll continue to share new recipes as I try them out.
My simple go-to is the strawberry-banana smoothie recipe I’m sharing. It’s loaded with antioxidants and other things our bodies need, but tastes great. I drink this in the morning for a healthy start to the day, but you can enjoy a good smoothie whenever. If you ask me, there's nothing better than health and beauty benefits you can drink.
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What you’ll need:
4-5 strawberries (or more if you prefer)
A handful of spinach
1 bottle of water
Blender / NutriBullet
Rinse off the strawberries, cut them into pieces, and put them into my NutriBullet.
Slice the banana into pieces and add them with the strawberries.
Take a handful of spinach, rinse with water and add it to the fruit.
Add about ⅓ of the bottled water and 1 ½ tablespoons of flaxseed.
Blend for 45 seconds to 1 minute and voilà! You have my morning smoothiel
Share your smoothies with me by tagging me @_luvchloe and #LuvChloéSmoothie! Have a great day, Luvlies!