Friday, September 21, 2007

Spinach Smoothie

I have been looking at this recipe on Mary's cooking blog for quite some time. I knew it would be yummy and I was so excited that it included 3 cups of healthy greens, but I just haven't gotten around to it. When I told Spence about it he said, "yuck!" and when I told my kids we were going to have "green smoothies" today they too were skeptical.

Well, we finally tried them today. After I blended it all up I actually got a little nervous. I thought the first few tastes might be good but I'd probably be choking it down by the end. Boy was I wrong! It was fabulous from the first sip to the last drop. My kids even asked for seconds! and Spencer thought it was yummy too! So, if you're looking for more ways to get in those veggies try this out. I love that you still have all the fiber from the veggies and fruit and are not just drinking juice. Here are a couple of links for the health benefits of kale and spinach. If you want to learn more, google has all kinds of resources.

The kids say they still prefer their "pink fruit smoothies" but I'm hoping to convince them to GO GREEN!


Katie said...

We've been making these almost daily over the last few weeks. Meg's right- they are yummy!! Both my husband and daughter love them too! A side note, I didn't have any kale, but it was still good- I also added frozen blackberries. YUM!

Kristen's Raw said...

That's FANTASTIC! I love that your kids liked them, too. I always say, "it's never been so easy (as it is now) to get more fruits and veggies in your diet now that Raw has come into its OWN cuisine."

Today I have a smoothie with spinach, rosemary, banana and water. YUM! I feel so energized when I drink these.

I have a few recipes for easy Raw vegan food on my blog you might enjoy. Great way to get more healthy foods into your life.

Kristen Suzanne

Liza said...

Ok, this smootie just amazes me. I thought it was really good, and my whole family liked it too. I didn't have any kale either, but it was great with just the spinach. We also tried it with a little fat free frozen yogurt and that was even better! My brother says he's going to do it in the morning and put his protein powder in it. Fun recipe!

The Jesperson Family said...

I'm so glad you liked these Meg, and Spence and the kids too. Tanner LOVES them and I have one almost everyday. They are soo yummy.