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Green Smoothie: Almond Butter and “Jelly”

Almond Butter and "Jelly" Green Smoothie

Spinach and grapes are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients– so this green smoothie is super healthy and yummy. No added sugar or water needed– this is a sweet take on a child’s classic sandwich filled with fresh fruit and leafy greens. Grapes are a low glycemic index fruit, so it has a better blood sugar balance. Almond butter is a healthy protein source and the better alternative for a paleo diet because almonds are true nuts that grow on trees (peanuts are actually legumes and grow underground, so not paleo-friendly). Spinach is a powerhouse leafy green packed with vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, manganese for bone health; and plenty of vitamin B2 and B6 for a perfect energy booster!

Almond Butter and “Jelly” Green Smoothie

Join us in our green smoothie revolutions where we inspire more kids to drink their green smoothies filled with plant-based ingredients with no added sugar, grains, dairy, or gluten. Today I let my daughter play with her food– and this is what we came up with together.

Fruit and veggie snack ideas for kids

ingredients

2 ripe bananas
2 c. red and/or black grapes
2 c. baby spinach
4 tbs almond butter

 

directions

1. Blend your spinach and grapes together until you get a juice-like consistency
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend
3. Chill in refrigerator for an hour or use frozen grapes instead of fresh.
4. Top with raw sliced almonds

Green Smoothie: Almond Butter and "Jelly"

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7 Responses to Green Smoothie: Almond Butter and “Jelly”

  1. Sandy September 15, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Can’t wait to try out this recipe! All the ingredients listed are ones I love. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jadah {family sponge} September 15, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Sandy, I hope you make it. Let me know how it turns out. So far it’s been kid-approved by everyone who has tried it. :-) You may want to half the recipe as it is very filling with the almond butter. I was stuffed after drinking it.

  3. Felicia September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Jadah, I am really enjoying your smoothie posts on Instagram. Thank you so much – you encourage us all to keep going! xF

  4. Sandy October 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Finally got to make this. I have discovered a new favorite! I halfed the recipe because I had also enjoyed a Peach Coconut Dream green smoothie (recipe via Family Sponge on Facebook) prior to making this yummy goodness. I love it so much this might be a daily one for me :)

  5. Sandy October 3, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    I made this twice yesterday in the morning and at night. It’s so creamy. I can’t wait to have more today!

  6. Sandy October 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Making this daily. Today I added a little bit of almond milk to thin it out and for additional yummy goodness ;)

  7. Sandy October 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Added almond milk again and to change it up I also added frozen raspberries.

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