Rainbow Smoothie Recipe
My mom taught me an easy trick when I was young to teach me how to create a healthy meal. She told me that as long as I ate foods from every color of the rainbow each day, I’d get all of the vitamins and minerals I needed. I still try to follow the rainbow rule, but I approach it differently each day. When I’m motivated and on top of my game, I’ll make a beautiful salad or fancy vegetable side dish…but most days I just throw a bunch of stuff in a blender and call it a day. If you’re looking for the a quick and healthy breakfast or snack idea for lazy days, my rainbow smoothie is the perfect fit!
Now, I’m a purist when it comes to smoothies. I want my smoothie to be 90% fruits and vegetables as opposed to the 90% ice and sugar smoothie from the store. To prepare for busy mornings and post-workout snack emergencies, I keep my freezer stocked with frozen fruit of every variety. If I have fresh produce that’s getting a big overripe, I’ll chop it up, toss it in a plastic bag, and throw it in the freezer to create an instant smoothie kit. In addition to a variety of colorful fruit, I always include a hefty handful of spinach to add a few extra vitamins! My other go-to smoothie ingredients is Silk Cashewmilk. The cashews in this new dairy-free milk substitute has 50% more calcium than dairy milk with only 60 calories per serving, and I’m crazy about the creamy taste.
To create my perfect smoothie, I try to combine four or five different types of frozen fruit, a handful of spinach, and about 1/2 cup of Silk Original Cashewmilk in a blender. If I want to sweeten up the mixture and make the smoothie a bit more filling, I’ll add a teaspoon each of honey and chia seeds!
Silk Original Cashewmilk Handful of spinach leaves
Frozen Strawberries Frozen Mango
Frozen Blueberries Frozen Raspberries
Optional: Chia Seeds and Honey
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until the smoothie is completely smooth and lump-free. For a thicker smoothie, use a 1:3 ratio of fruit to milk.
Bikini season is rapidly approaching, so I’ll be sharing more healthy recipes and fitness tips in the next few months. Let me know if you have any requests! In the meantime, I highly recommend that you pick up a carton of Silk Cashewmilk and use it in place of dairy milk in your morning coffee, cereal, or oatmeal. It’s an easy way to get a boost of calcium without adding extra calories or sacrificing flavor.
When I fuel my body with healthy foods, I feel better and have more energy to accomplish my goals. If you would like more healthy recipes and snack ideas, sign up for the Silk newsletter!
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