Smoothies- Green Smoothies

Don’t be afraid!  They are super duper delish, and a great way to get a big chunk of your daily fruits and veggies in one drink!  In fact, if I have one of these smoothies in the morning, and make sure I eat a salad full of veggies with my dinner,  I know I have had ALL my fruits and veggies for the day.
I can’t tell you how much energy I get from drinking green smoothies.  I really notice it when I am able to drink one a day for multiple days.  We have had to cut our grocery bill down a bit, so lately I have only made smoothies once or twice a week, and I consider them a treat. I love them!

 You have to admit, it really is a beautiful color, don’t you think?
This one has fresh pineapple, frozen banana, frozen cantaloupe, grapes and strawberries, a whole peeled orange, spinach and water.  The fresh pineapple adds so much sweetness, the orange adds a little tang, and the spinach you can barely taste, if at all.

I follow the directions given on the blog Happy Foody.  This is a great video of  step by step instructions.

How To Make a Green Smoothie from Sara Janssen on Vimeo.

My girls get very excited when I am making these.  They especially love when I make popsicles out of them.  Its been so funny when their little friends come over to play and we pull out the green smoothies.  When in drink form, kids seem to get a bit freaked out, but when made into a popsicle, they just can’t gobble them up fast enough and end up begging for more.  I guess they are used to seeing popsicles in bright colors??  My girls love them, and when I ask what my girls want for snack, I often get asked, “Mom, do you have all the stuff to make green smoothies?”  Ahh. I love hearing that question. What a great feeling to feed them super foods that they love!

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  • Amy
    October 27, 2009 at 3:21 am

    THAT IS AWESOME!! I love that you are using a mason jar, makes me smile.
    GREAT prices on your produce, I want to run to the store and get what I need to make one!

  • Linda
    October 27, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Amy, you would have laughed if you’d have seen me reading this post. I had a green smoothie in a mason jar (with a straw) as I read! I got 2 lbs of spinach for $5, and 10 bags of bananas for $10, so I have plenty of spinach & frozen bananas for a minimum of one smoothie a day! I thought of you when I bought them, and thought you’d be proud to know you’re affecting older (as well as younger) generations. 🙂

  • Laurie
    October 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I was hoping you’d share these! Smoothies are my favorite thing for breakfast – it helps if they are healthy:)

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