Recipe: 3-Minute Banana-Berry Green Smoothie

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Am I the only one who finds it harder to eat my leafy greens in the middle of winter? Cold weather just has me craving warm comfort foods!

This smoothie, however, makes it easy. It packs the healthy green taste of summer with the addition of berries, spinach, and avocado. The spinach contains loads of vitamin K and A, as well as iron, and the inflammation-fighting avocado… hello, healthy fats and potassium! It also helps give the smoothie its creamy texture. And as an added bonus: Ground flax boasts heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber!

I enjoy this smoothie for breakfast because it comes together quickly – and, if you’re anything like me, quick is key when you’re in a rush to get out the door in the morning. Enjoy!

Banana-Berry Green Smoothie

Makes 2 small or 1 large smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • One small banana, frozen
  • One cup fresh or frozen blueberries and strawberries
  • Two handfuls fresh spinach
  • One cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp ground flax (optional)

Directions

Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend on high until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass, and enjoy!

What’s your favorite smoothie to make?

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Erin Klegstad is passionate about health, wellness and fitness, and spends her free time chasing iron{wo}man finish lines. Next up: Ironman Wisconsin 2014. She believes bike rides make every day better and that kindness can change the world. Find her on her yoga mat or drinking espresso when she’s not swimbikerunning. Erin is also the public relations manager at Anytime Fitness.

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