Can you believe April is here? My year runs alongside the school calendar, so I particularly can’t believe the school year is almost over! April brings the start of some warmer weather, and of course, April vacation; which after that the school year simply flies by. The next few months are exceptionally exciting for me, and I can’t wait to soon share all of the excitement that is going on with you guys, my internet family!
But let’s get to this week’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express. This month we are focusing on smarter money and budget-friendly healthy foods. Starting off with bananas seemed like a no-brainer. Bananas are a power fruit. They are packed with health benefits, there are so many ways creative ways to incorporate them into your daily diet, and bonus, they are a total budget-friendly fruit!
A great dish and fabulous combination! That stuffing must be really tasty !!
I saw this list on Fb about the smoothies. I would loe to have hard coy for my kitchen but I cant seem to print it any suggestions?
My Favorite mix: green shake
Spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, green apple, cactus, ginger, lemon and beats for a sugar bust!
I have just subscribed to your website from another one (I don’t remember where!). I’m sure I saw a Vanilla Coffee Smoothie (or Coffee Vanilla) listed here. I’ve searched several ways and cannot find it. Your recipes are hard to search with pictures without a good list to begin with.
Do I remember that smoothie in the wrong website? It sure sounded good!
Did you go to the recipe finder page? I have a smoothie section along with a search bar. http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2013/05/30/vanilla-mocha-protein-shake/
What if you wanted to use yogurt as a base? Would you still use a cup?
I love the graphic! Is there any way to make it a printable? I’d love to hang out on my fridge for quick reference… thanks!
And the problem with milk as a base is…?
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What a fancy info graphic they have!! Adding something for creaminess is so key… My fave smoothie is blueberry banana spinach almond butter chia seeds & coconut water!
Lately I’ve been so addicted to smoothies! I love adding in the greens for extra nutrition. It’s like a treat but totally healthy. WIN!
Awesome graphic! I’m always trying to figure out how to put together a good smoothie, this takes all the guess work out!
I’m beginning to feel like a Lexi stalker 🙂 I’ve been making smoothies forever but see a few tips I’ve never considered. Thanks!
My latest smoothie love is this one…and it MIGHT be due to the slightly tropical-ness (I don’t think that’s a real word but let’s go with it!) and my daydreaming of summertime! 🙂
1 cup fresh DELICIOUS pineapple (if you like thicker smoothies, you might want to freeze half the pineapple)
1 frozen banana
1 cup of spinach
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Blend and ENJOY!
I love your tips! I’m from Brazil and I’m always following your updates. How long do you keep your bananas in the freezer for? I had one for two weeks and it turned a bit brown. Thanks!!! 🙂
I love this feature. I too keep bananas frozen at all times for smoothies. I think my favourite is my Vegan Pina Colada smoothie!
Great tips! I love all types of smoothies but I love green smoothies with some peanut butter 🙂
That graphic is insane Lex! You are so talented!
This is absolutely the best way to build a smoothie! I usually only use spinach as my base but now I’m going to branch out a little!
My favorite mix currently:
Almond Milk + Spinach + banana + protein powder + ice + tinnnny splash of vanilla coffee creamer!