Recipe and photo by Kaitlin Hill

Get some greens into your New Year routine with this easy to make — and even easier to devour — hidden greens blueberry smoothie. Frozen blueberries and banana slices make this smoothie extra creamy, while the cup of spinach provides a healthy punch of iron, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin B2.

An optional scoop of ground flax seeds adds 2.8 grams of fiber and a dose of omega-3 essential fatty acids or “good fats.” Don’t have blueberries? No problem. This recipe works great with blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries too!

Servings: 2 

1 cup of frozen blueberries 
1 cup of spinach 
½ cup of frozen banana slices (about 1 medium banana) 
1 cup of almond milk 
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (optional) 

Recommended toppings: 
Banana slices
Extra blueberries 
Sprinkle of granola 
Drizzle of nut butter 

Directions: Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Portion into glasses and serve with your favorite toppings. ML

Published in the January 2021 issue of Middleburg Life.