This is my latest and favorite smoothie. It tastes just like this terribly bad-for-you pie I used to make (and love) around the holidays. It was made by layering sliced bananas, canned blueberry pie filling and a whipped cream/cream cheese/sugar mixture into a pie crust - served cold. Now I can enjoy the same flavors, but instead of giving myself a sugar-high I'm feeding my body some really healthful nutrients. Plus it really fills me up and keeps me feeling full for a long time.
Besides flavor, here are some good reasons to include these foods in your diet:
- Spinach - Super source of vitamins K and A as well as maganese and folate. It also has a good amount of iron and vitamin C
- Banana - Known for high amounts of potassium, bananas also boast fiber, manganese, vitamins B6 and C.
- Blueberries - One word - antioxidants!
- Avocado - Good source of good fats, as well as protein and potassium
Blueberry Banana Pie Smoothie
1/2 cup (packed) spinach (about a handful)
1 frozen banana
3/4 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup water (to get the consistency right, add more or less water)
1 tsp raw honey (optional)
Into blender, (I use and love my Blendtec), add the above ingredients. Blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.