Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This is the smoothie that I usually make. Every day turns out a little different, but good. It is probably the lowest calorie/healthiest of the smoothies we have here because it only uses fruit to sweeten and water as a base.

3 c. water
4 to 5 c. spinach or kale (I just pack the blender full until I get up to the water line)
2 frozen bananas
1 to 2 c. fresh or frozen fruit (strawberries, peaches, berries, oranges, pineapple)
juice of 1 lime (optional but so good)
3 T. chia or flaxseed (optional)

• Blend until smooth.

*Note: I also usually put in some broccoli. It's strong, so not too much (maybe 4 to 5 florets). I also sometimes add carrots but the kids don't seem to like that as much. The chia and flaxseeds are great for omega 3's and they really don't change the taste. Just make sure you blend them all up! If it's not sweet enough, add a little bit of sweetener or just add more fruit. Bananas are a great sweetener. Whenever my bananas are getting a little old, I just peel them, break them in half, and put them in a ziploc freezer bag so we always have a rotating supply in the freezer.


Austin said...

I just tried this, and it is great. We already had the frozen bananas ready for banana bread.

The Cooking Lady said...

I too have recently added green smoothies to my eating regimine. And man oh man are they ever delicious. I am strapped, because I only have a nearly 30 year old Hamilton Beach blender. So for right now, I have only tried spinach, because it is such an easy green to liquify. But I may just try the kale I have in our second fridge.