If you’ve ever scrolled through an Instagram feed full beautiful smoothies and thought, “There’s no way I have time for that,” I’d like to let you in on a secret: You totally have time for that. Your biggest mistake is not trying it!
ISmoothies are a fantastic way to get extra servings of fruits, veggies and protein into your family’s diet, so why pass it up as too difficult? Not only is a smoothie only about a 5-minute endeavor, but you can cut the time even more by prepping a little bit beforehand.
How to Make a Smoothie
To make two servings, here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups frozen fruit, such as Cascadian Farms
- Yogurt, such as a 5.3 oz container of Yoplait Greek 100
- 1 cup liquid, such as dairy or non-dairy milk, fruit juice, or vegetable juice
- Optional: 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, or your favorite healthy add-ins
We used 1 heaping cup of frozen berries, plus 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of milk and 1 5.3 oz container of yogurt. At the end we added a tablespoon of orange juice for an added boost of flavor. If you like your smoothies thicker add more frozen fruit. If you like them less thick add a little more liquid.
To prep ahead, simply measure out your frozen ingredients into a zip-top plastic bag and when it’s smoothie time, just dump it into the blender, add liquid and yogurt, blend and enjoy!