Sneaky Smoothie with Spinach

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I can always tell if my kids have had a good one or not by mid-morning 🙂 Smoothies are a GREAT way to sneak in a lot of nutrition. Below is an example of the standard smoothie I make, but you should adjust it with whatever fruits you think might be good!


Ingredients:
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2-3/4 cup yogurt
  • a BIG handful of fresh spinach leaves OR a couple golf ball size chunks of frozen spinach
  • 1/2-3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (I buy a huge bag of frozen mixed berries from Costco)
  • 1 package of mango puree (Trader Joe’s sells packages of 4) OR 1 package of Acai berry puree (which I have found at my local health foods store)
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed – thought to have many health benefits
  • Other good options: kiwi, strawberries, canned peaches or pears, pineapple

Directions:
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well – add a little water if it is too thick. Serve with fun straws! If the smoothie is for a child drinking out of a sippy cup, just remove the plastic insert in the top so the smoothie can flow more easily…and then put on a bib 🙂

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About Sarah Lundgren

child of God. married to my best friend. mommy of 4 treasures. at home with my babies.

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  1. You can also decrease yogurt and include cottage cheese for more protein…or use Greek yogurt. We do smoothies a lot around here!

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