It’s about this time of year, when it starts to get hot and humid outside, that I get out my blender and use it pretty much daily through the summer. The only thing better than a smoothie for breakfast is when someone else makes it for you. This doesn’t happen very often but it’s still one of my greatest pleasures in life.
Then again, one of my favorite parts of making a smoothie myself is throwing all kinds of random stuff in!
For this particular smoothie I decided I wanted it to have a bit of a crunch. I usually achieve this by throwing a few almonds in but seeing as I had some coconut granola in the pantry, I decided to try that. Hint: it was one of the BEST ideas I’ve ever had! The granola added a great bit of flavor and crunch to the smoothie. I will definitely be adding it to future smoothies!

I have also gotten in the habit of throwing a few vitamins in the smoothie for extra health. They blend up just nice and you never even know they’re there.

And I basically always put kale or spinach into my smoothies as it adds a lot of extra nutrients with no real added flavor. If you add enough spinach, though, it will turn your smoothie green and people will look at you funny when you drink it. But it will still be tast-eeeee!

1 cup of frozen mixed berries
handful of spinach
1/3 cup granola
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
3 ice cubes
1/2 cup of almond milk
2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt

*The amount of ALL of these ingredients can be adjusted to your liking. I may have had a few extra chunks of granola in mine. Maybe.

Add all of your ingredients into a blender and blend until it reaches a smooth consistency. You may need to add a bit more almond milk or water to get it nice and smooth.


This smoothie makes for the perfect summer breakfast!

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