Hello. Let me proceed to tell you about how weird I am.
Last night I had this out of control craving for broccoli after my workout. Just steamed broccoli with sea salt and pepper. Quite ridiculous really, but I absolutely had to have it. So off to Target I went. Except you know when you walk into Target, it’s not like you’re walking right out. Nope, you’re going to be there for at least an hour filling your cart with things you never knew you needed. Classic example: Vanilla Cupcake Goldfish. They basically taste like sweetened little animal cracker cookies. And if you’ve been here a while, you know how I LOVE animal crackers (especially frosted). Oh and also, coconut milk conditioner. YUM.
I finally managed to leave Target with two bags full. By the time I got home I WAS STARVING. Do you ever get to the point where you’re so hungry that you can’t even think? I thought about breaking open a jar of peanut butter in my car on the ride home, but knew that wouldn’t lead to anything good.
Once home, I basically destroyed an entire bag of steamed broccoli for dinner. Obviously that filled me up, but only for one episode of The Vampire Diaries, so of course I had to make something else. Since I’ve been really trying to clean up my diet (minus the goldfish), I opted for one of my favorite power smoothies.
Lately I’ve been really into blueberries in just about anything. WILD blueberries to be exact. I like the name and I like the flavor. In fact I kinda feel like Tarzan after eating them.
Really though, they’re SO much better then the conventional ones. I usually purchase mine from Trader Joe’s, but if you can’t find them there, opt for organic blueberries. I promise you’ll notice the flavor difference.
This recipe is sweet, simple, and a healthy way to start out your morning or to enjoy as a snack. How do you make a power smoothie? Here’s why I chose the following ingredients:
Blueberries. Get those antioxidants in and your skin will glow.
Banana. Good for you carbs and help to thicken up the smoothie.
Spinach. This is where the POWER comes in. Spinach is full of vitamins and nutrients, and includes great fiber. Blend away – you won’t notice the taste at all!
Strawberries. I love the way the taste combined with the blueberries & banana. And they’re a great source of vitamin C to help boost your immune system.
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk. Packed with calcium, vitamin D, creamy and delicious; I’m a huge fan. Their almond-coconut milk is also to die for, too! Either will work in this smoothie.
A sprinkle of Chia Seeds. Did you know that Chia seeds contain a healthy dose of omega-3s? In fact, they are one of the richest plant sources out there. They’re also packed with fiber and protein. Who knew a little seed could be so powerful? Get your sprinkle on or better yet, blend them into the smoothie! Learn more about chia seeds here.
If you’d like more protein in this smoothie, feel free to add in a scoop of protein powder or 1/4 cup of greek yogurt.
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More healthy smoothie recipes to try:
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Triple Cherry Berry Watermelon Smoothie
Layered Banana Split Protein Smoothie
Superfood Mint Cacao Nib Green Smoothie
Wild Blueberry Banana Spinach Power Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries
- 1/2 frozen medium banana
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds for topping, if desired
Place all ingredients besides chia seeds into blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk if smoothie is too thick. Pour into a chilled glass, sprinkle with chia seeds and extra blueberries; enjoy!
Feel free to add 1/2 cup greek yogurt or a scoop of protein powder if you'd like more protein in this recipe.
Instead of blueberries, try using raspberries or whatever berry you like best.
This recipe is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze; however I use their products regularly and all opinions are my own. Thanks for continuing to support Ambitious Kitchen
I’m not normally a power smoothie type, but you’ve made this look so enticing! The colors are so pretty.
Such a gorgeous smoothie! The color looks so rich and elegant! 🙂 pinned
That smoothie looks so fluffy and delicious. I’m freezing bananas to make this tomorrow morning.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who can devour a huge bowl of steamed broccoli. I love it with a little nooch.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing a Smoothie Recipe! Guess what we are going to have tonight! 🙂 Couldn't make me happier!
I am digging this recipe so hard!! Looks awesome!
Yum! I love everything in this smoothie. Aren’t chia seeds kind of beautiful when you look at how detailed they are up close?
I make this every day! Loooove it , can't do without it!
This is a perfect way to start the day!
Totally making this tomorrow morning cant wait 🙂
Please bring back your Friday faves… My favorite post! 🙂
I didn’t know they were a hit – I sure will!
Love this smoothie … Just curious, where do the 5g of fat come from?
Just made one for me and my son. I feel healthier already 🙂
Just wondered where the 4.9 grams of fat came from – is it good fat?
Chia seeds, almond milk!
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I don’t like banana in my smoothies is there any replacement for that
I thought the banana was overpowering as well. Couldn’t really taste the blueberries. I’m going to try it again tomorrow and just omit the banana.
I often make this smoothie; to mix things up I sometimes replace the banana with cooked oatmeal or cooked sweet potatoe.
I’m on the Atkins diet. The carbs seem high in this recipe. Is that correct? If so , I’ll cut some of the fruit back and use heavy whipping cream.
Was hungry and lazy
Jus had a smoothie
Miam sip it all up
Can you believe I was even lazy to chew on something I’ve gotta to say i have a real bad cold! Banana baby spinach strawberries blueberries chia seeds oats and rice milk blended up in a few seconds did the trick!
Drinking this right now! It’s delish! Thanks for sharing!
I made this but used 2 tbs of peanut butter and omitted the strawberries (allergies). It was so yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Drink it everyday so good and lots of energy! Makes you feel good All day!!
Amazing! Yes such a feel-good smoothie 🙂
I can take it at night, thank you
Could you add half a cucumber? How would effect the taste?
Sure! It might water down the smoothie a bit, so you could add some more fruit too 🙂
This is a wonderful recipe. I loved this so much that I featured it in my best of post 33 HEALTHY Green Drinks For St Patrick’s Day.
All credits are given to you and linked back to this page.
Have a fantastic day!
Katherine from GreenThickies.com
Hi Katherine! Thanks for the love!
Glad you love it!
I made this with frozen cherries and it was delicious. Oh! And it’s toddler approved 🙂 she loved it too!
Sounds amazing! So happy to hear that 🙂
Where does the 29 grans if sugars come from ?will I gain weight drinking this every morning?
Hi Lisa! The natural sugars come from the fruit used in the smoothie. Weight gain & loss depends on many different factors, so I wouldn’t be able to tell you either way here.
easy best post workout smoothie!!
WOW! Gave myself brain freeze from sucking this smoothie down in seconds. Tastiest smoothie I think I’ve ever had. I subbed oat milk for the almond milk, and my smoothie was nice and creamy. Delish!
HAHA I do that all the time. So happy you loved it, Chelsea!