S Is for Spring Break and Smoothies

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S Is for Spring Break and Smoothies

Photo by Parisa Soraya

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m already pumped to whip out my embarrassingly small bikini and shades. Basically, I’m eager to remind myself that my wardrobe doesn’t solely consist of North Face hoodies and ankle-length parkas. As if I need to say it, spring break is the time for drinking in the sun and imposing (hopefully not too much) abuse on our livers (cue Miley’s “We Can’t Stop”).

Since the classic CABO WABO and VEGA$ trips can take their toll on us, it might be good to be slightly on top of our health game beforehand (I don’t know, man). Here at Spoon, we’re feeling inspired after the Olympics AKA the feats of extraordinary fitness being broadcast around the world.

So here are two incredibly delicious and healthy smoothies you can make in less than 10 minutes! The first is a green smoothie you’ve always heard about but had no idea how to make. Green smoothies are an excellent source of iron, magnesium, and fiber to help improve your body’s digestion and immune system. The second is a sinful take on the classic Reese’s combo, peanut butter and chocolate, and is packed with useful protein and antioxidants.

GO GREEN Smoothie
(LOL, this is the only time I’ll be caught saying “GO GREEN”)

Servings: 1
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Prep Time: Less than five minutes
Total Time: Less than five minutes

Ingredients:
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of spinach
2-3 celery stalks
1/2 banana
1/2 lemon
1/2 pear

Keerthi Gondy - Spring Break Smoothies - Parisa Soraya

Photo by Parisa Soraya.

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth consistency. (If you’re not a fan of smoothies, no worries. Pour the mixture in a strainer for a silky,
light juice.)

Keerthi Gondy - Spring Break Smoothies - Parisa Soraya

Photo by Parisa Soraya

2. Enjoy your healthy, green-filled creation!

Keerthi Gondy - Spring Break Smoothies - Parisa Soraya

Photo by Parisa Soraya

Classic Reese’s Smoothie

Servings: 1
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Prep Time: Less than five minutes
Total Time: Less than five minutes

Ingredients:
1 banana
2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter (or almond butter)
2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of any milk (almond, skim or 2%)
Whipped cream (optional)

Keerthi Gondy - Spring Break Smoothies - Parisa Soraya

Photo by Parisa Soraya

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Keerthi Gondy - Spring Break Smoothies - Parisa Soraya

Photo by Parisa Soraya

 

2. Add whipped cream (because, hell why not?).

Keerthi Gondy - Spring Break Smoothies - Parisa Soraya

Photo by Parisa Soraya

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