I’m pretty new to the whole “green smoothie” trend. I went into it thinking a green smoothie was just like a fruit smoothie, only you add greens. Well, it’s not quite the same. You can’t just blend together any ingredients and make something that’s tasty, like with a traditional fruit smoothie. Nope. I learned this the hard way with trial, error, and some very ugly looking (and tasting) concoctions.
In the end I found a good balance of flavor and nutrition to make this Organic Green Smoothie. It’s packed full of foods that will get you going for the day, like organic oats, organic spinach, avocado, organic chia seeds, and more. It has the perfect blend of healthy fats, fiber, protein, and more. I kept this produce packed meal on budget by skipping organic bananas and avocados. These items are low on the dirty dozen list because of the thick peels that protect the inside of the fruit, so buying organic isn’t a necessity. It all comes together for a mere $3.51, which is just $0.88 per green smoothie. Here is the complete ingredient list:
- $0.24 Bananas bought at Sprouts.
- $0.39 Avocado from Sprouts.
- $0.62 Sprout’s brand Frozen Organic Spinach
- $0.80 Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds from Costco.
- $0.10 Organic Rolled Oats from Jimbo’s.
- $1.36 Silk Almond Milk (Non-GMO verified) from Sprouts with a coupon.
This breakfast is part of a budget friendly organic meals to feed a family of four for $25. This week’s recipes are:
Breakfast- Organic Green Breakfast Smoothie $3.51
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