Even though I am not a person who makes New Year’s resolutions, I do always find myself thinking of the things I can do better or new things that I wan tot try when January comes around.  One conscious change I have been trying to make this year is to eat more fruits and vegetables.  I love almost all produce, I just don’t feel like I know how to get enough of them everyday in my diet.

One way I have been trying to remedy this is by drinking “superfood” smoothies.  It is a simple way for me to efficiently get an extra 3-4 servings of fruits and veggies in 1 smoothie and the rest of my daily servings I can easily get in with my meals.

All I do is load up my Vitamix with 8 ounces of water (you could also use milk and or a splash of juice), a cup of fresh or frozen mixed berries, one banana and 2 cups of spinach and blend away.  Other great options to add are greek yogurt, kale and any other fruits and vegetables of your choice.

And no need to be scared off by incorporating greens into your smoothie.  All you taste is the wonderful freshness of the berries and bananas!

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7 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Carla
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Fabulous. I’m going to make this. I have also been wanting to incorporate more fruits
    and veggies in our diet. Thank you.


    • Mercedes
      Feb 04, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      I hope you like it Carla and thanks for reading!


  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Gorgeous! I’ve been making green smoothies a lot lately. (And actually have a smoothie post coming up soon!) My current favorite is: spinach + almond milk + frozen pineapple + greek yogurt.


    • Mercedes
      Feb 04, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      Oooh, that combination sounds great too!


  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Feb 04, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    This smoothie sounds absolutely delicious (& I am not a smoothie lover). Gorgeous color too!


    • Mercedes
      Feb 04, 2012 @ 10:36 am

      Thanks Laura! I don’t love smoothies either, but this one is so delicious and I feel so good about drinking it!


  4. Anna Johnson
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    wow, my smoothies don’t look like that! beautiful!


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