Spinach and Fruit Smoothie

Smoothie time by erin.kkr
Smoothie time, a photo by erin.kkr on Flickr.

(Testing out posting directly from flickr – posted by Erin)

This is more of an idea than a recipe. The main components are yogurt, fruit, and spinach. Banana seems to mask the spinach best of all, so that’s always included in our smoothies.

2 bananas
1.5 cups frozen fruit (strawberries, mango, blueberries, etc – the pictured smoothie had mango)
1 cup yogurt (typically we use full fat plain greek yogurt)
1/2 cup of water/milk/half and half/apple juice – we use water
2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
2 large handfuls baby spinach

Place all ingredients in a blending device. An immersion blender works particularly well for this. It works best to blend in spinach a little at a time.

Time to table: 5 minutes

Modifications: Again, this is not a recipe and can be modified to suit your individual tastes.

Servings: 2 adult smoothies (tall glasses) and one toddler smoothie pictured above.

Ben: Love

Erin: Love

Annie: LOVE

Notes: As you can see, Annie sucked this down like it was candy. She is normally pretty good about eating vegetables and will for sure eat fruit, but this is a GREAT way to get your kid to eat more vegetables. I’ve heard of people adding carrot and other veggies too. I’m not a huge proponent of “hiding” veggies, but hey, whatever works. A bonus of these smoothies is that I can start my day off with this and then eat like crap the rest of the day and still feel like I got a good start.

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