Green Smoothie

DSC_0515I like smoothies. It’s refreshing and healthy. I remember those high school days when Juice Club was still around before it became Jamba Juice. My friends and I would hop in a car and go there to grab our “lunch.” My fave has always been Mango-A-Go-Go. Now that I’ve moved out-of-state, it has become one of those must-go places on my list whenever I find a Jamba Juice elsewhere. Sadly, there is no Jamba Juice around me. :( Actually, it’s probably a good thing for H’s wallet.

But it’s ok. Smoothies are not hard to make. In order to help the kids get good nutrition, sometimes I’ll whip up a green smoothie for them for breakfast. Like most kids, they will not touch spinach in any form except in smoothies (that’s because they don’t know it’s spinach that’s in their smoothie! Ha!). However, as for H, (surprise, surprise) he will not come near any drinks that are green. He sure is missing out!

Green Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut water (or any juice of choice)

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1 banana

1/2 cup frozen organic spinach

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend. Serve. (Easy, right?!)

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2 comments
  1. We make smoothies every other day for D. Some tricks:
    – we use almond milk or soy milk instead of juice for additional calcium. I also just bought Kefir from Trader Joe’s to try since it has a ton of protein.
    – carrots don’t change the flavor much, so we throw them in too
    – recently we began adding kale and he isn’t minding, so we’re just trying to pack in as much nutrition as possible :).

  2. nora said:

    thanks for sharing this, Eva! oh, did you know there’s a jamba juice at Hartsfield airport in one of the terminals (Delta, i think)? We discovered it by accident on our last trip…. not that it’s worth driving to the airport to get jamba juice, but maybe if you happen to be there? :D

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