Monday, May 19, 2014

Green Smoothie

So, not EVERYONE would appreciate being given an appliance for Mother's Day, but it just so happens that I am huge into kitchen porn (aka KitchenAid) appliances, and have been wanting a blender for a while. I had compared others at different price points, but ultimately - this one does what I want it to with good results.  I am in love!

And it's RED. And I like red. 

This isn't really a recipe, but it's just to show you what WE do for a basic smoothie. We play around with quantities of each, but basically:

Add to a blender:
  • Bananas
  • Baby spinach (yep, really)
  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Milk
  • (Ice sometimes)

Blast it til smooth, and feed to your children (call it incredible hulk juice if you need a hook)

I know... spinach... ew... - but you really can't taste it, it adds a pretty green colour and packs a couple of handfuls of spinach into you without even blinking...

Others we have made include leaving out the spinach and adding fresh (or frozen) raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries (whatever you have), adding vanilla protein powder, and using different milks like coconut milk (awesome with raspberries) and almond milk for a different taste and nutritional value.

The husband likes spinach, banana, protein powder, yogurt and peanut butter in his.

Another one we like is
  • Pineapple (fresh, frozen, canned - whatever)
  • Spinach
  • An apple or two (cut)
  • Orange juice
  • Ice
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