this is the first installment of a new Jollyspins feature : don’t stop blending. i had wanted healthy recipes to be a part of the Jollyspins blog, but since my cooking skills are still hit & miss, i decided to start with something that is totally yummy and requires zero cooking — smoothies!
i recently purchased a magic bullet blender, and it has easily become my favorite appliance (model similar to the one i have). true to non-cooking form, i have only used it for smoothies, but there are a ton of other uses! it is super easy, i just load my ingredients and then lock down for 15-20 seconds, unlock and give it a good shake, and blend again until i have the consistency i’m looking for.
this week’s smoothie is a yummy spinach and blueberry smoothie. my proportions are based on the magic bullet container, so feel free to adjust if you are making for more than one person in a regular blender.
- 3/4 cup of soy or almond milk (i used soy here, but i also love trader joe’s vanilla almond milk)
- 1 scoop whey protein powder
- 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed meal (here is the one i use)
- 1 loose cup / handful of fresh, baby spinach.
- 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
given the spinach and flax seed this smoothie has an earthy, nutty flavor, and is a totally yummy and healthy way to start your morning! i have been putting ground flax seed on everything lately and will share the benefits of this super ingredient in a later post.