My recipe today isn’t to tell you the BEST or that you can only have your smoothie one way. For the past several months my husband has been making the family smoothies each morning. It has been an amazing way for the kiddos to get their fruits, vegetables and protein quickly and without complaints each morning. It also has been a great fuel replenish for me after a workout or not enough time for lunch. Drinking smoothies and being on a low salt diet is actually pretty easy. It is a go-to breakfast/snack/lunch whenever you need and pretty worry free. I do like include three main ingredients each time we make a smoothie and always adapt from there depending on the fruit I have on hand. #1 Spinach #2 Banana #3 No salt peanut butter. Why these three ingredients? Sodium and potassium are closely interconnected. Bananas have about 422mg of potassium, spinach 540 mg of potassium per cup and peanut butter about 208mg per 2 tablespoons. To read more about the science behind the balance of sodium and potassium visit my lifestyle post The Sodium-Potassium Balancing Act.
Layer ingredients into the blender in the order listed. Puree until smooth. I really love adding a mix of frozen and fresh fruit for a really creamy and smoothie consistency.