Spinach Smoothies – are you kidding??

May 4, 2012

Diet and Nutrition

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Spinach Smoothies – are you kidding??

My dad and I were on a long overdue trip to Costco yesterday to pick some of our favorite bulk products.  I was specifically going for those little organic chocolate milk cartons for my son’s lunch. He loves them but I refuse to pay the grocery store prices which are .50 more per serving than at Costco.  I was also planning on stocking up on some deliciously fresh, organic berries and frozen fruit for smoothies.

On my way to the produce section, I noticed a growing crowd on the left.  As I got closer, I saw that there was someone advertising for a Blendtec total blender.  There were mounds of fruit on the table and I realized he was making smoothies!  YUM!

There was some whispering going on and I suspected it was because he was not only adding fruit and ice but handfuls of fresh spinach as well!  He continued to talk as he added ingredients, blended and poured the contents into little paper cups.

There was hesitation as the crowd waited to see who was going to try it first.  I was excited to taste it so grabbed a cup and started sipping it down.  It was delicious!!  The texture was good and it was bursting with flavor.  I remember thinking that my kids would love it.

At that moment, my dad walked up.  I grabbed a cup and offered it to him saying, “try this…it’s a spinach smoothie.”  He looked at me with “that look” and gave it a try.  Doubt turned to surprise as he enjoyed the last few sips.

Before I walked away, I snapped a picture of the recipe and I thought I’d share it with you.

So here it is:

SPINACH SMOOTHIE

Handful of Grapes – preferably with skins and seeds

Apple or Apple Juice (1/4 c)

Fresh Spinach (1 cup)

Orange – peeled

Kiwi -peeled

Pineapple – core and all

Banana

Ginger (small amt of shavings to taste)

Agave Nectar (1 T or to taste)

Ice

Blend until desired consistency.

My personal standby is a fruit and yogurt smoothie.

I make it for myself and my kids for breakfast.

My Smoothie:

1 Cup Plain Goatmilk Yogurt

1 T Raw Honey

1 Cup Frozen Organic Berries (no sugar added)

My Kids’ Smoothie:

1 Cup Organic French Vanilla Yogurt

1 Cup Frozen Berries (no sugar added)

Note:  These do take a pretty powerful blender so I recommend investing in a good one.  I personally have the VitaMix and have used it regularly for the last few years.  The Blendtec they were advertising at Costco looked really good too.

You can’t beat the powerful punch of the antioxidants and fiber you get when making your own fresh smoothies.

There are tons of great recipes out there and you can even make up your own!

Enjoy!

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Lisa Maghrak

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About Lisa Maghrak

Lisa Maghrak is an avid researcher in the area of Health and Wellness. She is especially interested in prevention and educating people on how their everyday choices matter and can make a huge difference in their quality of life. Lisa is also very passionate about educating parents so they can in turn teach their children ~ giving them the advantage of an early start towards a healthy lifestyle.

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2 Responses to “Spinach Smoothies – are you kidding??”

  1. Stephanie Pereboom Says:

    Lisa, What is Agave Nectar, and where would I find it? Also for the Spinach recipe, do you just throw a handful of each ingredient in, or are there some ingredients you put more of in than others?
    Thanks,
    Steph

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  2. Kritika Sharma Says:

    A green smoothie is a smoothie that is blended with fresh leafy green vegetables, such as collard greens, kale, Swiss chard or spinach. Some people also use fresh green herbs such as mint or parsley in their green smoothies. Green smoothies should be made from the fresh raw fruits rather than frozen or canned. It should contain fresh juice, fresh coconut water, or almond milk for liquid, instead of milk or yogurt….http://green.dietxnutrition.com/green-smoothies-related-myths-unraveled/.

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