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So a green smoothie. Never in a million years did I think I would be posting about one. I saw them on other blogs, and other recipe sites, and thought not a chance! They all said you couldn’t taste the spinach, but I didn’t believe it. Well, as the ultimate skeptic, I am here to tell you that you can’t taste the spinach!
This particular smoothie uses kiwi and bananas for the fruit. You have to trust me when I say this tastes exactly like a kiwi. You can’t even taste the banana in there, it is 100% kiwi. A friend shared a recipe for a kiwi and spinach smoothie from her Ninja blender book. I put my own twist on it, to see if I could make it a little healthier, and here is what I came up with.
I have to tell you, that my 7 year old can not stand spinach, or any vegetable really. But he actually begs me to put spinach in his smoothies. I will be sharing his all time favorite one next week. It is a great way to get more fruits and veggies into you and your kids! Someone gave me the idea of putting the smoothie in a fun colored cup, and then your kids won’t even know it is green.
- 2 kiwi , peeled and halved
- 1/2 banana , peeled
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (any kind is fine)
- 2 Tbls ground flax seed (optional)
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 10-12 ice cubes
- Place all the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth