Monday, October 3, 2011

Green Smoothies

A couple of months ago my midwife introduced me to the concept of "green smoothies." It took me a little while to join the band wagon but now...  I'm hooked!

My green smoothies aren't as "interesting" as some recipes I've found online, and of course they could always be healthier, but they're still chock full of good-for-you-goodness!

My typical daily recipe is as follows:

2-3 cups baby spinach
1/2 - 1 leaf kale (stem removed)
1 1/2 c. water
1 banana
1 kiwi
1 cup berries (blueberries and strawberries)

Every now and then I'll throw in some cucumber, carrot, peaches or whatever else is on hand... and needs used up!

Easy enough, eh? I typically prefer "God sugar" vs. other sugars... but I have started adding about 1/4-1/3 cup yogurt, simply for the fact that I'm going to eat it anyway, so why not just mix it in?!

This recipe is SO easy to make and makes enough for me to drink at breakfast and as an afternoon snack! I love that it's so easy to get multiple servings of fruits and veggies in a couple of sips! But I'm not the only one...

"Moo-eee.... moo-eee... moo-eee!!!"

It's impossible for me to make a green smoothie without Larren drinking a hearty portion of it! Which is fine... but can I just say that it *huh hum* "cleans her out"... and that means more diaper changing for me! 

Alia has given them a try every now and then... but she still prefers PINK smoothies instead! :)

Their color may be a bit on the questionable side, but I assure you... they have been Larren approved and she keeps coming back for more, so they can't be too bad, right?! Go ahead... pick up some kale, dust off your blender and give 'em a whirl! Just be sure to let me know what you think! 

1 comment:

  1. Made this this morning! Delicious:)
    Thanks for sharing!