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Green smoothie : Strawberry, banana, blueberry

green smoothie

I’ve made this green smoothie almost every day for the past year. I guess I am kinda like my dad— when you find something that works, why change it up? It only has five ingredients (and one being water), doesn’t take much food prep, and tastes very yummy (seriously). My kids even ask for it! It’s such a proud moment as a parent when kids are craving fruits and veggies over processed foods. It doesn’t happen every day, but it does happen a LOT! Hope you enjoy my tried and true green smoothie recipe!

 

Jen’s Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

This five ingredient smoothie is a full of iron, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants.

Ingredients

1 banana
2 cups strawberries (either fresh or defrosted)
1 cup blueberries (either fresh or defrosted))
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup water (We started with half water and half orange juice and slowly tapered out the OJ)

Directions

Throw it all in the blender at once. Serve immediately for best consistency. 

** FYI: This green smoothie is more like a purple smoothie… thanks to the blueberries. 


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6 Responses to Green smoothie : Strawberry, banana, blueberry

  1. Sandy September 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Made this today- YUMMMY! Yes, I spelled it with 3 letter Ms because it was MMM good! With this recipe my teenage stepson and I were able to enjoy the yummmy goodness and have a portion saved for my toddler to enjoy after nap. Sorry gulped it down and forgot to take a picture.

    • Sandy September 29, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

      Toddler-approved. Will be serving this often to get that spinach in him!

  2. Sandy September 30, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Today we added more fruit frozen mango and green grapes. My toddler and I talked about having a fruit for each color of the rainbow with th exception of a fruit for purple but everything mixed together makes the purple.
    Red = frozen strawberries (defrosted)
    Orange = frozen mango
    Yellow = banana
    Green = spinach (at first I didn’t say it was part of it or the original green smoothie recipe but decided it is best that he knows since he likes the smoothie) and also for green, green grapes
    Blue = frozen blueberries (defrosted)

    Filtered water but next time we will try it with coconut water

    • Family Sponge October 1, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      I love that idea Sandy— kinda like the book “Eating the Rainbow.”

      The first few times I made green smoothies for the kids I didn’t mention the spinach either! But soon after they started asking for smoothies and I let them help me make them and they had no problem adding the spinach themselves.

      Thanks for sharing your journey with green smoothies!

  3. Brooke November 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    I make almost this exact one and have for over a year! My 5 y o drinks one every day too! We do 1 c frozen blueberries, (sometimes a mix of raspberries, or strawberries, blackberries and blueberries) 2 big handfuls of spinach, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup soy milk, 1/2 cup OJ, a banana and we add a carrot! Very yummy! That makes two for us to share! We call it the rainbow smoothie bc of all the colors we put in!

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