Berries & Cream Green Smoothie

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It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am not a morning person. Once I’m up and moving, I’m usually good to go, but getting me out of a nice comfortable bed can be an incredible challenge. My relationship with the snooze button is closer than I like to admit, but only on mornings that I need to wake up to the alarm.  If I don’t need to wake up by a specific time, I do just fine and am excited to greet the day.

Of course, when the days are as beautiful as they’ve been all week in Alaska, it’s quite easy to get up and stare outside at the beautiful morning.

It may not mean as much to you in the continental US, but days that the thermometer surpasses 70 are cause for celebration. That said, on my back deck, if it’s 70 outside, it’s usually about 80… and warmer in the sun.  These are the days that speak of the midnight sun, of dancing in the woods at midnight, of endless nights and amazing days.

And ok, admittedly, I’m waxing poetic, but these are the days that make my eyes tear up a little, and my heart sigh… and make the freakin’ long Alaska winters worth it! (Winter 2011-12 was the snowiest on record with OVER 134″ of snow in Anchorage, and even more of the white stuff in many other places in the state.)

But you’re here to learn about a fabulous green smoothie.

This smoothie is even better to me, because the spinach came from my own garden this morning.

I went a little overboard planting spinach this year… as in I dumped half of the seed packet in by mistake. So, it was time to thin the herd. I didn’t feel guilty harvesting at all.

Then I mixed up my delicious smoothie and drank it!

A year ago, if you had asked me to put spinach in my smoothie, I would have laughed in your face. But I love adding spinach to smoothies now – it makes it green, rich in folic acid, and even better and more important, it tastes AMAZING!  It seems to enhance the sweet flavor of whatever I put in – in this case, beautiful, delicious strawberries. This smoothie is sweet and fruity, and just wonderful!

Bottoms up!

Berries & Cream Green Smoothie
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Salmon At Seven
Prep time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 mins
Serves: 1
A delicious green smoothie, loaded with vitamins, protein, and folic acid.
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use AdvoCare’s Muscle Gain (see note in blog)
  • 10 oz water (you could use juice, milk or a dairy free milk substitute, like coconut milk)
  • 1-3/4 c frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  1. Blend all ingredients together.
  2. Serve

I pre-mix the water and protein powder to make the smoothie a little “smoother”.

*I am an AdvoCare distributor, see note on blog post.

*note: I am an Independent Advisor with AdvoCare and use their products in many of my recipes, like this one. If you want to learn more about the AdvoCare product used in this recipe, you can see it here. AdvoCare does provide me with a secondary income.

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2 Responses

  1. Carole says:

    Spinach and strawberries – wouldn’t have thought of that. I found this via Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. I have linked in a lamb ragout. cheers

  2. ritabarton says:

    Thanks for your nice words on my blog! I love your recipes…I’m definitely bookmarking you! I will try this one first…I have yet to find a spinach smoothie that I enjoy…

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