It’s my favorite day of the month, I get to reveal my Secret Recipe Club assignment for February
I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers. In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook. But, it’s all done in secrecy. It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link. This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not otherwise encounter.
Today’s recipe is from Colie’s Kitchen blog, authored by Nicole Sherman. Nicole has challenged herself to cook dinner each night, but as life goes that is much easier said than done. While she isn’t on a diet, she and her family are learning how to eat the right way, and subsequently implementing a healthier lifestyle change.
Her blog boasts a plethora of simple to make recipes from Braided Spaghetti Bread to homemade Chipotle Aioli. Since we’ve finally broken past our never-ending stretch of sub-zero days, and the many inches of snow has finally melted, I’ve got spring fever. I’ve switched over from slow cooking casseroles every night to re-introducing dishes that are more refreshing versus hearty and filling. Last week my Chicken and Orange Couscous Salad hit the spot. For today’s SRC selection, I decided I’d bring flavorful fruit smoothies back to our breakfast routine.
Nicole’s Very Berry Smoothie caught my eye. Like every smoothie, all you need is a decent blender, some frozen fruit and other ingredients of choice and you’re ready to BLEND. I tweaked the Very Berry Smoothie a bit and poured in some of our new favorite Almond Milk as the base as well as some Chia Seeds for added nutritional benefits. I also love the fact that there are hidden benefits from the spinach in the drink yet, you can’t taste it at all in the finished drink. Of course the tablespoon of organic stevia added a subtle sweet touch to the drink too.
Try it for yourself. Everyone in my family voted it two thumbs up. And, don’t forget to check out Colie’s Kitchen for some flavorful easy-to-make recipes your family should enjoy.
Very Berry Smoothie
adapted from Colie’s Kitchen
- 2 ½ ounces of frozen blueberries
- 6 ounces of frozen strawberries sliced
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 teaspoons of stevia
- 1 ounce of baby spinach
- 2 tablespoons Chia Seeds
- Combine all ingredients in blender and BLEND until desired consistency. Add ice cubes and additional milk product to make thicker.