Smoothies seem to be all the rage right now in this months Eating Well there is an article by Brierley Wright, about the great benefits of Smoothies read it here. I have been playing around with smoothies for the last couple months including trying my first with spinach. Yes the green leafy salad stuff. If made correctly you can not even taste the spinach. This week I tried the Iowa Girl Eats Green Monster Spinach Smoothie I LOVED it and so did my lil boys. To quote her " It dose not taste healthy at all!" This morning I was out of spinach so I looked to the next best superfood to replace it with Kale. In order to mask the green so the lil boys would eat it and boost the superness of it I added blueberries then tossed in some chia seeds for extra vitamins. Yup chia seeds the same ones that grow in clay pots that look like sheep or human heads. Someone somewhere decided to take a look them and see if they were nutritious and guess what they are loaded with good things check out an article about them from Eating Well.
1/2 c vanilla yogurt
In a blender pour in yogurt and milk the add banana in chunks then blueberries kale chia seeds and ice blend on high until smooth stopping scrape the sides down once or twice.
1/2 c milk
1/4 c blueberries fresh or frozen
1 c kale rinsed and torn in to small peices
1/2 tsp chia seeds
6 oz crushed ice
In this nutrition facts I used Yoplait French Vanilla yogurt and whole milk because that is what I had on hand. You could easily make with almond milk and greek yogurt for a lower fat and calorie count.