November 25, 2009

Green Smoothies, Revisited

Being late autumn, it has been difficult to feel in the mood for a smoothie. But I found a new green smoothie recipe and was determined to try it on my family today! Mwahahaha. :) Their dad continues to refuse to even give a green smoothie a thought, nevermind a taste, but my children sure inhaled theirs this morning! (And so did I.)
1/2 Banana
1/2 Cup Grapes
1 C Fresh Spinach
1/2 Apple (with seeds)
1/4 C Yogurt
1 C Pineapple (Canned or fresh)
1 C Ice Cubes
a dash of Vanilla extract
1 TB Wheat Germ
Process in the Vita-Mix until smooth (about 1 minute), use the tamper to push all ingredients into the blades.

Following is an old post I thought I'd share again.
(Originally Posted October 14, 2008)

I have taken a liking to green smoothies recently. Besides the health benefits of eating more greens, they're actually tasty!

My DD doesn't always eat salad or veggies at dinner and lunch, but getting one of these yummy colorful drinks into her isn't a problem.

2 Cups Fresh Spinach leaves
2 Celery Stalks
1 Apple (seeds and all)
1/2 Cup Apple Juice
1/2 Cup Water
1 Cup Ice Cubes

or another favourite:

1 Cup Kale
1 Cup Peaches
1 Cup Mangos
1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt
1/2 Cup Water
1 Cup Ice Cubes


Kristen's Raw said...

That picture is adorable! Cheers to green smoothies, I'm drinking one right now myself. It's my Fluffy Green Protein Smoothie:

1 1/2 cups water
2 handsful spinach
2 apples
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup hemp protein powder

(It's super delicious without the hemp protein, too.)

It's great to see kids enjoying them, I love that!

Melissa-Ann said...


You kids are super cute!

Amanda said...

where do you get the kale from when you use it? I know it's growing all year 'round but I haven't grown any yet.

This sounds like an excellent way to swallow those vitamins! Tell the hubby to lighten up and give it a slurp!:)

Karina said...

I buy it. I haven't tried growing it either, but I've heard it's pretty easy to!