Hearty Berry-Granola Crunch

Adding granola to this recipe—both blended into the smoothie and as a garnish—produces a nice crunch. This works especially well for a smoothie bowl you eat with a spoon. At the same time, the smoothie is packed with antioxidant-rich berries and some hidden greens for a punch of extra nutrition.
Makes 2 (12-ounce) servings
Prep time: 5 minutes


Ingredients
1 cup of nondairy or dairy milk of choice
1 cup of unsweetened apple juice
½ cup of plain, unsweetened yogurt, 1 cup of chopped fresh spinach
2 cup ofs frozen unsweetened mixed berries, ¼ cup of hemp seeds or nuts/seeds of choice
4 tablespoons unsweetened granola, divided

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the milk, apple juice, yogurt, spinach, berries, hempseeds, and 3 tablespoons of granola. Blend until smooth, concerning 2 minutes, quiting the blender if needed to scratch down the sides so whatever is completely incorporated.
  2. Pour into two glasses or bowls, garnish with the remaining tablespoon ofgranola, and enjoy.
    Taste Tip: If you would prefer a sweeter smoothie, add a few drops of liquid stevia or one date, soaked in warm water and finely chopped, to the blender.
    Nutritional Information per serving Calories: 375; Total Fat: 10 g; Sugars: 30 g; Carbohydrates: 42 g; Fiber: 7 g; Protein: 10 g

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