Juice Generation: Berries and Spinach Smoothie

This green smoothie is inspired by a recipe from The juice generation: 100 recipes for fresh juices and superfood smoothies by Eric Helms.

  • The choice of milk is up to you: Unsweetened coconut milk is sold refrigerated in a paper carton. You can also use vanilla coconut, soy, almond, or dairy milk. Canned coconut milk is better for cooking. I like the So Delicious or Silk brands.
  • I weigh the spinach and frozen fruit on a kitchen scale, instead of trying to jam these awkwardly shaped items into a measuring cup.
  • Add 1/2 cup low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese if you want to increase the protein.

Serves 1 (about 16 oz.)

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
30 g baby spinach (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup (2 oz.) sliced strawberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 oz. peeled banana (about half)

Puree all ingredients in a blender.