Thursday, January 20, 2011

Green Smoothies

We had a church activity awhile back where my friend Jessica demonstrated how to make green smoothies. I had never heard of putting things like spinach, kale, collard greens, or swiss chard in a smoothie and I was VERY skeptical. When I tasted it I was completely surprised! It just tasted like a yummy fruit smoothie and I couldn't even taste the greens.

I was really excited because Jackson loves smoothies and I was hoping I could get him to drink this. He is in a phase where he pretty much avoids all vegetables. I crossed my fingers and let him pull up a chair and help me put everything in the blender. Guess what...

He LOVES green smoothies!

I feel so sly and giddy thinking about all of those greens he is sucking down!

There are a lot of different "recipes" out there for green smoothies and we have tried adding several different kinds of fruits to ours with good results. We usually include spinach, kale, banana, frozen peaches, frozen blueberries, agave, and ice. This recipe is a good place to start if you are interested in giving it a go! Oh, and you don't need a $400 blender... I have just a regular blender and it works fine.

9 comments:

Bridget Raleigh said...

Jenny that is GREAT! Thanks for posting this! I love smoothies and so do my kids and if we can add some greens then that is awesome! How is the pregnancy going? I want to see you. I think maybe we should do a girls night! Maybe some Olive Garden. I can always use a break from the kids!

Darin & Emily said...

We LOVE the green smoothies! It really is amazing that you can't taste the greens- just makes the color a little funny.
Glad you guys are doing well! We should get together sometime.

Ryan, Alyse & Paetyn Olivia said...

Hey Jenny I am so glad you posted this! Paetyn is having the same problem as Jackson! Can I get some of the recipes that you do have from ya to try out? Thanks Jackson is getting so big by the way! WOw & we are not too far from having our 2nd ones wow so exciting..

Beth said...

Good for Jackson for liking his green smoothie...I can't stand them. My dad would make them for us as kids And I have decided that I like to chew my vegies!

Rachel said...

my kids drink a green smoothie everyday! Ains craves them I think. Hooray for green smoothies!

Courtney said...

I've done these a few times. I'm just lazy about actually making them, but we do love them. We actually had one just the other day.

And by the way I made you chocolate chip cookies that you posted on here years ago. They are the best, Mark loved them!

Ashley said...

My sister gave me this recipe today, LOVED IT! (she doubles this recipe) 2 oz. orange juice, 2 oz. soy milk, big handful of spinach (or other greens), 1 banana, 1/2 raspberries, 1 C frozen blueberries...
Sorry for pushing the blentec :) I'm sure these work great in any blender :0

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Stacy said...

I LOVE green smoothies! I have one for breakfast almost every day. My kids love them too and I am like you just chucking to myself as the gulp them down :) It is a great healthy way to lose weight too!