Saturday, May 14, 2011

Green Smoothies!

Ok, I know! Green smoothies? 

I said the same thing. "Eww." I have several friends that swear by them, and I always thought they sounded crazy. Then a friend out here in PA said she tried it and liked it!. So I thought, why not give it a try?

First thing you need to know about green smoothies. They aren't green! At least mine aren't. They have the potential to be green or greenish depending on what fruits you put in it. So my recommendation, put in dark berries! (Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries.)

Here is all the stuff I used:
Apple juice
Fresh Strawberries
Frozen Mixed Berries

Do you want to know the secret of a good smoothie? There is no secret!
They are a piece of cake to make, you just throw a bunch of fruits in, its super healthy with several servings of fruits, and now even better with spinach, WHICH YOU CAN'T TASTE! You can't go wrong!

First toss in a couple of hand fulls of spinach. JUST TRY IT! Its not that scary. Then poor some juice in at the bottom. Maybe a 2 cups worth. (I don't measure anything.) Then dice, chop, and pulverize, that spinach into teeny tiny bits. If there are chunks, then your green smoothie will be gross. Green leafy chunks? EWW.

Next throw in whatever fruit/berries you want! I chopped up some fresh strawberries and ended up using a whole banana.

(Ok, here is my secret to amazing tasting smoothies. BANANAS! It really makes a difference!)

I also threw in some frozen mixed berries!

Then you mix it all up and you get a yummy healthy, NON GREEN smoothie! Do you see any green bits? I don't!

My husband was skeptical, but we both ended up really liking them! It is our new Saturday morning breakfast!

So I know it might be scary, but give it a try, I promise its really good!


  1. eeeeeeeeew. ew ew.
    I need some heavy cream or something like that. Not spinach.

    But good for you for being healthy.

  2. I admit that I'm curious, but skeptical! You'll have to make them for me sometime Heidi!