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Mixed Berry Smoothie


Mixed Berry Smoothie

A couple weeks ago I shared with you, a full on green smoothie; my Kiwi & Spinach Smoothie.  As much as I love that one, this is my 7 year olds all time favorite smoothie.  The first time I made it for him I didn’t tell him what was in it.  Just let him finish it, asked him what he thought, then I broke the news that spinach was involved.  He was shocked to say the least!

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Now when he wants a smoothie, this is what he requests.  I ran out of spinach awhile ago, and he was genuinely upset.  This is the kid who really only likes corn, gags at the site of green beans or broccoli, and will only eat a carrot if there is lots of ranch involved.  So smoothies have turned into my vehicle for getting him veggies.  I am not going to complain either, they have lots of fruit, yogurt, spinach, flax seed, and milk; all things that are very good for you.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

I buy a bag of frozen mixed berries for this.  But if you like strawberries, and that is what you have on hand – go for it!  If you use all strawberries it will be a much lighter color.  The blueberries and raspberries give this a pretty dark color.  But blueberries are so good for you, and my son won’t eat them plain, so I use them.  This takes 5 minutes to blend in the morning.  You can pour it into a travel cup, and drink it on your way out the door, if you are short on time.  Definitely a good way to start your day.

Mixed Berry Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
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Mixed berries with spinach make a delicious smoothie, you won't even know it is good for you!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries
  • ½ frozen peeled banana
  • ½ cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 2 Tbls ground flax seed
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½-3/4 cup skim milk
Instructions
  1. Put everything together in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth

 

 

Comments

  1. Your smoothie looks so healthy and delicious, I love the mixed berries!

  2. Wow – this is beautiful and I’m going to make this for my picky eater and see if I can get it past her!! super with the spinach – in fact I’m having this for breakfast tomorrow!
    Mary x

  3. simple, healthy, delicious! love this smoothie!

  4. I love smoothies like this! Anytime I can sneak extra veggies into anything is a win win! :)

  5. yum- this looks so good! and healthy too :)

  6. Mmmmm…yum-yum spinach and fruit smoothies. Now that I
    m back to work, I need these afternoon (or morning) boosters to keep my energy level up. Smoothies are an awesome way to satisfy cravings!

  7. Did my comment go through?

  8. What a refreshing smoothy! Great way to eat healthy and hide it. :-)

  9. I’m totally with your son on carrots. ICK! I’ll only eat them is well cooked then smothered in salt and butter.

    I WOULD however willingly drink that smoothie!

  10. You hit the jackpot! Smoothies are a delicious way to get veggies down the hatch :)

  11. Great flavors and nutrition in this smoothie. :)

  12. This is my kind of smoothie – I’m a berry girl!

  13. This is my kind of smoothie. I tend to really only like spinach in my smoothies when it is hidden by lots of berries!

  14. I make my smoothies almost exactly the same way–I completely understand why your son would love it. You can’t even see or taste the spinach so it’s perfect for loading up on the greens. :)

  15. Erin, this looks like it just might cure anything that ails someone!

  16. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about shakes and smoothies. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  17. Erin, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We have got a super collection of shakes and smoothies together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

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