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!
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.
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.
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 frozen peeled banana
- 1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- 2 Tbls ground flax seed
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/2-3/4 cup skim milk
- Put everything together in the blender.
- Blend until smooth