Jump-start your daily vegetable intake with this simple smoothie. Because it’s blended (not juiced), you still benefit from all the fiber in the blueberries and spinach. You’ll only need a bit of the naturally sweet coconut water to hide the spinach-y taste from your morning taste buds; the rest of the liquid can be plain water.
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• 1 cup frozen blueberries
• 1 to 2 handfuls fresh spinach
• 1/2 can (about 9 ounces) coconut water
• 2 cups water
Combine ingredients in a blender. If there isn’t enough liquid to cover the other ingredients, add a bit more water. (This will help it blend easily.) Churn until evenly mixed, pour into a to-go container and hit the road.
Pack in Protein: Toss in a handful of raw, unsalted almonds.
Lower Your Cholesterol: Throw in 1/2 cup oats for extra fiber.
Aid Your Digestion: Add 1 to 2 tablespoons ground chia seed.
Customize: Add your own favorite fruit, whatever that may be, to the recipe.