Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Smoothie





With spring now upon us and the green shoots peeking their heads up all around us, I am green inspired. I thought I would share my favorite way to get fresh greens into my kids.

The green smoothie! 

 I know, it sounds suspiciously like a new food that your kids would say ewwww to, yet when given a purple hue and served with a confident smile... they drink it down with a MMMmmm!

This is my basic recipe that we all love, but there are so many different ways you can jazz it up or change its style.

{Green} Spring Smoothie

2 handfuls of raw spinach
1/2c. frozen blueberries
1/2c. frozen strawberries
1/2c. frozen banana (I cut up and freeze in batches so I always have them on hand)
orange juice (we like it fresh squeezed) and rice milk or milk 
Place your spinach into the blender, add your berries and bananas and then pour your juice and milk until you reach the top of the fruit in the blender.
Blend and Enjoy!

Other options we love adding ~ plain yogurt ~ coconut milk ~ hemp protein powder ~ flax oil ~ almond milk ~ hemp nut... so many options!
It is wonderful if you can find most of these ingredients in the organic form (especially the spinach).

Green smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse, brimming with valuable nutrients. They are easy for the body to assimilate, full of fiber, rich in chlorophyll and high in antioxidants, a brilliant blend for our growing children. I also must add that as a mama, they have offered me more ENERGY ~ a gift we all welcome!

The kids can help with the whole creation and nibble on some yummy frozen fruit in the process. 

Hope you feel inspired to try this odd sounding delight... it is a delicious way to invite in the green this spring!


In green goodness,


Shanti


3 comments:

  1. I can attest to the fact that kids love these smoothies...Ruby comes home from visits to Shanti's and rants and raves about her delicious smoothies! Here's to good health!

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  2. Looks delicious and nutritious! I'll have to give it a *whirl*!

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  3. Kefir is also great for adding to smoothies, and a great source of probiotics!

    Thanks for the recipe. :)

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