With the Christmas season beginning and temptation everywhere in the form of delicious sweet treats, tasty snacks and fatty comfort food, sometimes it’s good to have a few quick healthy tricks up your sleeve for those days when eating healthily is otherwise just not going to happen.
As I was sent some samples of Vita Coco natural coconut water, which is 99% pure coconut water plus just 1% fruit sugar and a little vitamin C I felt a quick healthy smoothie would be the perfect antidote to all the overindulgence of the Christmas party season and so I created this healthy Vita Coco banana blueberry and spinach smoothie.
I’d never made a green smoothie before but I keep reading about them and so decided to go just a little bit green with a handful of spinach but as I also added blueberries, the finished smoothie was a rather dark purple with a just a slight greenish tinge. No one would know they were drinking their greens with this! Perfect for encouraging fussy kids! Or partners!
I have to admit that at the moment I am a bit lazy with making sure I eat my 5 a day. Sometimes after making sure the children are eating well, tidying up after them and entertaining them, the last thing I get around to doing is picking up a piece of fruit to eat myself.
It may take slightly more work to make a smoothie but I made sure that all the ingredients for this one can be thrown together in less than a minute. Bananas are so quick to peel, the spinach was already washed and the blueberries were straight from the freezer so it really was something I could make more quickly than peeling a kiwi fruit!
- 1 carton of Vita Coco (330ml)
- 1 banana
- Handful of frozen berries (I used blueberries)
- Handful of spinach
- Put all the ingredients in a blender or use a stick blender. Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately