Friday, November 4, 2011

Spinach Smoothies

About 3 years ago, my friend (and old college roomy) posted this recipe on her blog.  I'm always in search of yummy, healthy stuff, and its like bonus points if its a tried and true recipe from someone I know, so I tried it.  I'd never tried spinach in a smoothie before. It was GREAT!  I've never looked back!  My boys LOVE spinach, thanks to Popeye, so you put spinach and berries together...score!

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3-4 cups of spinach (fresh)
  • A couple handfuls of frozen strawberries and/or blueberries or any other frozen fruit you want (peaches, mango, blackberries, etc)...blueberries are my favorite!
  • 1 banana
  • Flax seed (optional)...I throw in a spoonful.
  • Water
Poor all ingredients in a blender, leaving the water for last.  Poor water until it fills almost to the top.  Blend.  If nothings blending, you might try adding a little more water.  

**You can really use any variation you want.  I DO suggest that when using spinach in a smoothie, always use banana...the banana isn't very strong, but without it the spinach gives it a very bitter, dry taste.  Its amazing what 1 banana can do!!

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