It’s time for another Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by Tina at Mom’s Crazy Cooking. This month’s theme us smoothies! Smoothies are our go-to beverage for breakfast and snacks. I love that you can throw in all sorts of fruits (and even vegetables!). We like to customize ours depending on our mood with other ingredients like juice, milk, yogurt, honey or peanut butter.
It seems as though there are TONS of smoothie recipes out there. But I loved this one because it is simple and SO delicious. And with berry season in full production right now, it’s a great time to take advantage of all the berries out there. My kids and I all gave it a double thumbs up. I found it on the Six Sisters Stuff blog. What I love about it is the “secret” ingredient of spinach. I started adding spinach to our smoothies the summer before last when we were visiting my sister-in-law and her family. She served us a green smoothie and I’m telling you, you really can't taste the spinach! But it adds some great nutrients to the smoothie—double bonus!
Here’s the recipe, try it... even kids will like it!
Berry Green Smoothie
- 1/2 c. apple or orange juice (we ended up using lemonade because that’s what I had on hand)
- 1 c. of spinach
- 1 banana
- 1 c. frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries and blackberries)
- Add juice and spinach to then blender and blend well. Add banana and frozen fruit and blend together.
- *You can add water to reach your desired consistency.
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