Spinach, Banana, Mango, Orange Juice Smoothie
Some things sound much worse than they really are...This is one of them! I know the idea of blending spinach into your smoothie may sound disgusting, but spinach really doesn't change the flavor of your smoothie...only the color...Plus it gives a big punch of nutrition to your smoothie. I promise you can't taste the spinach!
Now you don't have to use spinach...any green will do, but spinach has the mildest flavor...Romaine lettuce is also very mild...but try spinach first...And a word of warning beet greens and collards don't make for a delicious smoothie.
OK, If your still reading then I guess you are not totally grossed out...but maybe you are thinking you could never drink anything that color...well you could drink it in the dark...or you could add some berries...well strawberries or any red berrries don't really help with the color...they sort of make it a icky brown color...see below...
Spinach, Banana, Strawberry, Pineapple Smoothie
But blueberries do the trick and make purple smoothies...actually looks like a normal smoothie...would be a great way to get some greens into your kids diet without them knowing it.
Spinach, Banana, Blueberry, Milk, Yogurt Smoothie
Now I drink one of these smoothies every morning...and every morning it's different...So no, I don't follow a recipe...and you don't have too either...Make your spinach smoothies however you like...The recipe below is just a guideline.
2- handfuls baby spinach
2 cups liquid, fruit juice or milk
1/4 cup yogurt, optional
1 cup frozen fruit of your choice
2- frozen bananas
sweetener, to taste (I use honey)
Add the ingredients in the blender beginning with the spinach and liquid, frozen ingredients should be added last. Blend until smooth.
Makes 2 smoothies
Note:Not all blenders are equal. If yours can't get the job done, try blending the spinach and liquid first then add the frozen ingredients.