Friday, May 27, 2011

Spinach Smoothie


Come on, keep reading!  Would I lead you astray??  The truth is, you don't even taste the spinach in this, it's just a great boost of iron, beta-carotene, and fiber.  And a great way to get a serving of vegetable in before 8:00!  The great thing about this recipe (and, really, most recipes), is that you can adapt it to whatever you have on hand.  You could sub frozen strawberries or peaches for the blueberries, add more fresh fruit, or change what juice you use.  Just make sure it's 100% juice.  This smoothie is a great way to start the day, and makes enough for me to share with my 3-year-old, who LOVES it.  I find that I make better food and exercise decisions throughout the day when I start my day right.  Go ahead.  Give it a try.

Spinach Smoothie

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup washed spinach leaves
1 cup low-fat yogurt, any flavor (I use a ripe banana when sharing with my girls)
1 cup orange juice

Place ingredients in blender in the order listed.  Liquify or puree until completely smooth, at least 30 seconds. 

Yield: 16 ounces
Source: Kathy Crawford


Carol said...

We make these all the time their delicious!!

Hallberg Family said...

Had the smoothie for breakfast this morning. David has no idea that he ate raw spinach, blueberries,strawberries and a banana for breakfast. Thanks!