Monday, May 9, 2011

The Green Smoothie Recipe

After posting my breakfasts, I received many many emails about our Green Smoothie.  These are super simple, filling, healthy, and yummy.  My kiddos have no problem drinking it, although I did have to bribe I. with a quarter to get her to even try.  Now, it's a normal thing and the green color doesn't bother us at all.  Better get a pen and write this one down, it's a tricky one . . .



If you are a beginner at the Green Smoothie - this is a really simple and really yummy one.  I use a huge handful of spinach (yes, we really get through that entire Costco size of spinach. I eat spinach every day), 1 banana, about 1 c. vanilla almond milk (make sure it's vanilla - the plain just doesn't cut it),  1 scoop of protein powder (again, I usually use vanilla), and 1 T. flax.



Stick it in the blender and let it go. I do add crushed ice because I like it cold.   It takes mine a couple of minutes to get it good and smooth.  See, I don't have a fancy blender (although I would LOVE one), but I've had this for years and it has worked just fine.  Seriously.  Nice and beautiful and green.



Now, that wasn't too hard.  This makes about 2 servings.  I drink one and divide the other serving between my kiddos.  A lot of times, I have to make another one. I should just make a larger one, but I always forget.   In the picture below, I added strawberries and you can see a little red.  As you add other fruit, the sweetness does go away.  Our family has been drinking these for a LONG time, so the sweetness factor doesn't bother me - but if you are new, beware.  It's not as sweet.


There are a lot of variation recipes here.  I love starting my morning out this way.  I feel full, but not stuffed full.  I know that I've started my day out right - which helps me to continue the day in the same way.  I have energy and just feel good.  We probably drink these about 4 times a week - sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for after school snack.

9 comments:

Dixie Mom said...

I love green smoothies...that is very similar to the way I make mine!

Sarah M. said...

SWEET!! I've been waiting for this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Gonna try it.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Yum! This looks great, I'm ready to try out a green smoothie that I keep hearing about!
:)

Simply LKJ said...

Would love to try this. Would egg white protein work well? Kate can't have milk or whey. We use egg white protein for her other basic smoothies.

Misty ~ Not an Empty Room ~ said...

love me some green smoothies! i always use water, maybe i will try almond milk.

have you ever mixed coconut milk with orange juice and ice? mmm...creamsicle!

essay writing help said...

somene can eat it? unbelievable!!!

{ L } said...

Ahhh the green recipe is here! Thank you girl! This fits perfectly with our meals we've been trying to make recently. I appreciate it.

Sharstin said...

Awersome!! Definitely can't wait to make one:)

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

I look forward to trying this! I usually do a juice or a protein shake for breakfast...but this is the best of both worlds! :)

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