The Mother of All "Green" Smoothies

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I am not typically a smoothie drinker. I like my food whole but it is nice to get a ton of nutrients packed into one little drink. Since this "green" smoothie is actually purple you can totally trick your kids who don't like veggies. Is it lying if it's for their benefit? Nah. This is one of my favorite smoothies but really you can throw whatever you want into it and it will come out awesome 90% of the time.

My Lo loves fruits and veggies so no tricking goes on here. She was the one that was cramming spinach to fill in all the holes. When I asked her what veggies we should put into it she quickly yelled, "Carrots!" 

Then she yelled oranges but being as how we put bananas and berries in already I though maybe the orange julius green smoothie was for a later would that taste? Oranges with spinach and carrots? Hopefully just like and orange julius...I love those things. 

Side tracked! So anyways if your little one hates veggies, lie. and if they're like Lo and thinks they're the bomb dot com then have them help! It's really good for little ones to know that veggies can taste good (even the ones that they don't like) 

In this "green smoothie" we do not measure anything at all. We just grabbed and tossed, which is how a good smoothie is made in my opinion, but I will try and give my best estimate for you. 

Toss in:

2 peeled bananas
3 toddler handfuls of blueberries (1/2 cupish), frozen
The blackberries are froze together so just dump a chunk in (1 1/2 cupish)
2 large organic carrots, peeled-cut in half
5 frozen strawberries
fill in all the extra space with spinach 
pour almond milk in (1/2 cupish)
squirt some agave on top (2 tbsish) 

So that's it! Make sure some of your fruits are frozen so it's thick and you don't have to add ice. If you add ice I think it gets watery. I buy a lot of fruit in the summer and freeze it so I have fresh smoothies all winter long without having to pay $8 for a little carton of berries. 

Make sure you blend, blend and blend some more. The seeds in the berries and the fiber in the spinach take a while to process or it will be seedy and chalky feeling. You'll know when it's done :) 

Don't forget to try it before you pore it into cups to see if it needs anything else! 


Brooke @ Pieces of the Reese Life said...

I need to try! I have been on a smoothie kick lately! Not to replace a meal or anything, but just because I am craving it haha.

XO, Brooke

Makeover With Aspen said...

I never use them to replace my meals just for deliciousness :)

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I haven't gotten on board with the green smoothies yet but i have pinned so many recipes and I need to just try it! Everyone swears you can't taste the greens right?

Meet @ the Barre

Sarah said...

Ohhh agave, I've never thought of adding that in!

Makeover With Aspen said...

You can't taste the veggies AT ALL. The carrots even make it sweet :)

Makeover With Aspen said...

I like my smoothies sweet :) that plus the carrots and bananas is the perfect sweetness

Emily said...

Yum!! I love smoothies - just hard to keep the fridge stocked with all the fruit/veggies to make them :) This one looks delicious! xx

Linzi Scarsella said...

I am in love with smoothies! Really great way to incorporate more fruits and veggies in my life!

Makeover With Aspen said...

I'm more into smoothie king haha :)

Makeover With Aspen said...

That's why I freeze the fruit in the summer :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

I've slowly but surely started to get into the smoothie thing! My husband and I have been making PB banana smoothies with vanilla protein powder and oh my goshhh, so good!

Makeover With Aspen said...

Yum! I love pb smoothies I posted this recipe on my instagram It's my absolute favorite peanut butter protein smoothie

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