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.
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.
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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