Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fruit and Spinach Smoothies

 I've said it once and I'll say it again . . . I NEED a new camera.  So please, bare with me.  It's actually kind of embarrassing to post pictures sometimes because for those of you that don't know, I got my degree in photography.  So naturally, these terrible, off-colored, grainy pictures kill me.  I have nightmares of my art professors looking at this blog.

I'm sure this is nothing new to a lot of you.  But just in case some of you haven't heard the great secret of adding spinach to your fruit smoothies for an extra vitamin kick or just haven't been brave enough to give it a try, I encourage you to try it now.  We've gotten spinach two weeks in a row so there is definitely some spinach to spare!

Here's what I add to my smoothies . . . 

6 oz plain or vanilla greek yogurt (high in protein, low on sugar!!!), 5 frozen strawberries, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, 1 banana, a handful of fresh spinach, and a dash of milk.

Blend it all together and you have a delicious, healthy breakfast!


Tasha said...

You just about copied my recipe :) I like to use fruit juice instead of the milk, though.

sheena said...

yum! looks delish!

ang :o) said...

we have smoothies every morning for breakfast. i make them for four(me, my husband and two daughtersm 5 and 2.). this is what i put in mine.
1 cup water
6 cups spinach
4 tablespoons flax seed
2 cups frozen blueberries
10 frozen strawberries

and then three to four item from the list below to mix things up, just depending on what we have on hand such as
a banana
granny smith apple
frozen grapes
fresh pineapple
frozen peas
romaine lettuce

super healthy and super yummy! load those suckers up with fruits and veggies and therefore nutrients.

Beth said...

The key I have found to green smoothies is to add the spinach and liquid first and blend it well. Makes for a great texture.

And add frozen bananas.

Tori said...

I've been making smoothies a lot lately, too. So tasty and so great for you. I pretty much use the same ingredients you do, except today I added mango! Yum.

Jody said...

I never even thought about blending the spinach into a smoothie. I can't wait to try it! Thank you for the idea!