Monday, April 11, 2011

Spinach Green Smoothie

I've mentioned the fact that I'm a green smoothie fanatic before, haven't I?  If not here is the evidence!  One of my good friends got me hooked on them about a year ago, and since then I've been pretty much addicted to them.  I usually put kale in them, but since our kale is just starting now I used some hearty spinach that has miraculously made it through winter.  Kale is jam packed with nutrients, which is why I generally use it, but spinach works too.  I doubled my recipe today because my little guy was super hungry and he loooves green smoothies.  Here is my old stand by green smoothie recipe:

Base:  2 c organic soy or rice milk,

2 c spinach, (or kale) greens:

1 c peaches:

1 cup frozen mixed berries: (For flavor and to hide the green color from the boy.)

Blend in blender or Vita-Mix (preferable)

The finished product!

He wouldn't let me take a pic of him eating his green smoothie, but here he is after drinking every last drop.  That is one happy little guy!

So what are your favorite green smoothie recipes?


  1. Awesome! He is SO CUTE!! :-)

  2. We love green smoothies, too! My recipe depends on what fruits and veggies I have laying around, but I always use spinach and I've never put in milk or soy milk. Yum, I think its time to make some now!

  3. Looks good I'll have to try it. I like to do an Ginger Apple Carrot juice drink. I did a post on my blog about it

  4. Thanks for the comments ladies!

    @Elizabeth - I've been using almond milk lately and it's delish!

    @Julie - I'm going to have to try ginger in my green smoothies now. I've heard others do it, but have never tried it myself, sounds really good!

  5. Mmmm - sounds similar to one we do around here. We use kale instead of spinach and plain yogurt instead of milk. We've also swapped in half a banana or a whole carrot for the berries. I like mine a little less sweet, so I use the carrot, but my hubby likes the banana.