Now that our kitchen is fully functional, I have been breaking out my Ninja more and more and making these smoothies almost every week. Depending on what I dump in, I usually get about 6 little smoothies if I fill my Ninja pitcher. I’m going to share with you what I use – amounts are not really given because you have to do what you feel! I use what I have on hand but almost always use fresh spinach and Faye greek yogurt as my base. Lately we’ve been getting Pom pomegranate juice on sale, so that’s been going in mine too.
Spinach, Yogurt, and Fruit Smoothies
- Fresh spinach, rinsed and dried
- Faye greek yogurt
- 1 frozen banana, cut into pieces
- Frozen berries
- Frozen mango chunks
- Pom pomegranate juice
- Blend spinach and yogurt first. I use about a cup of yogurt first (this is to fill the pitcher!) and add more as I see fit. You can add in some juice (if using juice) to really get the process speeding up!
- Throw the banana in and blend (it helps if they are chopped up)
- Add berries and other fruit a bit at a time and blend.
- Add juice and water as you’d like, and any other ingredients, to get the pitcher more filled up and to get the color to where you’d like.
- I usually end up adding about 1 cup of water and 2 cups ice to fill my pitcher.. but please just experiment with yours!
I then pour my smoothie goodness into my little plastic ball jars. I LOVE THESE JARS. I saw it somewhere online (wish I could tell you where!) and then I spotted these little guys really cheap at Wegman’s even before the kitchen was done. I have been waiting patiently to use them ALL THE TIME and they work great. I throw one every day into my lunch bag and they keep all of my other things cold until it is time for lunch. So so good.
AND finally, is there anybody with a Foodsaver out there? I am not sure if this is recommended, but I just figured out that we could use the little beauty on some plastic bags that we already have, like these Trader Joe’s mango chunks! I hope it doesn’t harm the machine, but how cool! SEAL AWAY!
Have a great Sunday, folks