The time has almost come for baby girl to show her face. Which means I’m not exactly my usual self in the kitchen these days. Like, I’m kinda slow and lazy…that’s basically what I’m getting at. So I had some friends line up a few guest posts for me! I wanna keep the blog rockin’ and rollin’ while I’m either being lazy or taking care of a newborn. Luckily, Ashley from Fit Mitten Kitchen has you covered for today!
Hi there Slim Sanity readers! How’s it going on this ffinneee Monday? (If you’re rolling your eyes at me and saying “Well, it’s Monday, so there’s that.” I feel you.) [Editor’s note: I originally had her write a post for 4/11, which I thought was a Tuesday, my normal posting day. But it wasn’t. Pregnancy brain strikes again…]
For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Ashley and I blog over at Fit Mitten Kitchen. Alysia and I definitely share a love for healthy recipes, but also 100% believe in a good balance. You CAN have it all. Healthy eating DOES taste good and you can also have chocolate. Because what would life be like without chocolate? I don’t even want to think about it… I think I eat some form of chocolate everyday…
Okay, sorry I am getting off topic. I’m not even sharing a chocolate recipe with you all today! But I can’t help thinking about that cake Alysia shared last week on her instagram… Which I suppose is a great balance to this healthy smoothie I’m sharing with you?… Just go with it.
The idea for this smoothie came to me after I had just finished off the last of my Ginger Berry Energy Balls. They are definitely one of my favorite snack recipes on my blog, without a doubt. But I got to thinking, “What if I could make this in drink form?!” And there you have it, this smoothie recipe was born. I took the main ingredients from the energy balls and added a banana, because I personally love the consistency you get from a banana in smoothies. If you don’t happen to love bananas in your smoothies, for this particular blend of ingredients I would recommend frozen strawberries or raspberries 🙂
Here’s what you’ll need :
- frozen banana (I like the consistency best when using frozen fruit over fresh, that way you don’t necessarily need to add ice)
- frozen blueberries
- Medjool date
- fresh ginger
- Greek yogurt (I like plain to keep added sugars down, but you can also choose your favorite!)
- non-dairy milk (I like Unsweetened Cashew Milk)
I’m kind of obsessed with ginger lately. My mother-in-law got me this incredibly zingy ginger tea and I’ve been drinking it every night. And then I went to the market yesterday and got some fresh ginger so I can also make fresh ginger tea (just add ginger to hot water and add fresh lemon juice, so good!). AND I love adding fresh ginger in stir fry sauces… Okay, you get the point. I’m clearly ginger-obsessed. And hopefully you all are too, and enjoy this Ginger Blueberry Banana Date Smoothie!
Ginger Blueberry Banana Date Smoothie
- 1 small frozen banana
- ⅓ cup frozen blueberries (fresh works too)
- 1 large medjool date
- ⅓ cup greek yogurt (your choice)
- About ½” cube fresh ginger (peeled)
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk, or a little more for thinner consistency
- Optional add-ins:
- Spinach, favorite protein powder, hemp hearts, favorite nut butter, etc.
- In your small blender cup add frozen banana, blueberries, ginger, greek yogurt, and milk. Add in your optional ingredients if using. Blend together until smooth, enjoy!
Recipe can be easily doubled for two servings.If using fresh fruit, I recommend adding about ½ cup of ice per serving for a thicker smoothie.
If you make this smoothie, I’d love to hear from you! Tag me on Instagram @fitmittenkitchen and #fitmittenkitchen & #slimsanity too!
Ashley Walterhouse is the turquoise-obsessed blogger behind Fit Mitten Kitchen. On her blog you’ll find recipes from healthier cookies to hearty salads and fun, quick workouts. She enjoys inspiring others to find their healthy way of life through whole foods and fitness.