Smoothies might seem like a warm weather food, but honestly, they can be a great on-the-go snack or breakfast any time of year. They’re delicious, easy, and a great way to pack in lots of fruits and vegetables in one very portable serving. If you’re looking for a new smoothie recipe to get you through the season, try this berry smoothie with spinach and probiotics from chef and Well+Good Council member Candice Kumai. It’s filled with antioxidants and fiber from the berries, which are great for gut health, reducing inflammation, and supporting the immune system. The probiotics (or yogurt) add another dose of gut health support. Plus, since it uses frozen berries, it’s the perfect (and affordable) way to eat the fruit even when it’s out of season. Talk about a win in one cup.
There is no time like the present to make your immunity and beauty a priority. Accomplish both with this delicious berry smoothie, which comes together in mere minutes. We’re sure you’ll be berry glad you tried it.
Berry smoothie with spinach
Makes 3 servings
1½ cups water
1 cup organic baby spinach
1 cup frozen organic blueberries
1 cup frozen organic raspberries
2 teaspoons your favorite greens powder or spirulina
1 tablespoon probiotics/acidophilus (or a scoop of yogurt if desired!)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
Bee pollen to line your glass rim (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide among three glasses and enjoy.
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