Saturday, May 23, 2009

Green Machine Smoothie

Green Machine Smoothie

½ c. plain yogurt (raw is best)

1 c. fresh spinach (washed, no need to dry, pressed down) or any kind of dark greens.

1/2 c. fresh pineapple (or frozen)

1 frozen banana (or fresh)

3 ice cubes

 Mix it all up in a blender, making sure you start with the yogurt at the bottom of the blender for best mixing.  That's it!

Most kids love a splash of color in their foods.  I have to get creative about this, since a year ago, our family removed from our diets artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, pesticides, added hormones and antibiotics, refined white sugar, and processed foods (as much as possible).  This smoothie is packed with nutrients and has a bright green color to it.  The best part about it is the taste!  It's light and naturally sweet, and most kids love it because the fruit is the major flavor while the greens provide the fun color plus a fresh-tasting body to the drink, but not a deep green flavor.  There is nothing bitter about this.  It is smooth and refreshing.  Let me know what you think.

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