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
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
- 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.
- 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