Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Smoothies

So I understand this does look kind of revolting....but you SERIOUSLY have got to try it. Not only is this delicious, it's SOOOO nutritious too!! We had this for our St. Patrick's day snack today and they were a total hit.....after all the kids got over the fact that this snack contains spinach - cool, they were gobbled right up.
Here's the recipe - really you make it to how it tastes good for you, and use whatever fruits you want.
*1 bag of spinach (I used the Baby Spinach)
*one 32 oz vanilla yogurt
*bananas
*mango's
*kiwi's
or any other type of fruit you desire (I used some frozen mango's, strawberries, peaches, and pineapple that came in a pack together)
Now you just blend these together (I used a food processor, but whatever works really)....I blend the spinach first to help compact it down, then add my other ingredients. I also added a little water to mine to help make it a little more runny. You could use milk or juice or something too if you want.
The best thing about this smoothy, is that it is so dang nutritious!! After you get over the green color of it.....it's wonderful, and seriously tastes great!
Now, go make yourself and your kiddos some of this GREAT GREEN GLOP for St. Patricks Day!!

4 comments:

Ms. Jessi said...

Yummy! :) We love to make smoothies for color days...however never did green...now I know how! :)Thanks for the recipe.

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

LOL - I think it looks kind of gross:) I love the idea and am sure it is quite good if you say it is!

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Hi Chelsea,
I hope you are doing okay:) Been missing you!

Katie R said...

My friend introduced me to a similar drink she makes for her kids - except she calls hers "Jedi Juice." They love anything Star Wars so the name really helps.

She takes 1 bag of spinach, a banana (I freeze mine before using it as it makes the smoothie thicker) and some orange juice.

I love it. My two won't drink it as they are in a "fun" phase right now, but her 4 kids love it.

Enjoy!