Not just for yourself, but also for your loved ones. Especially your toddlers. Probably the biggest and best reason for this is because they are delicious. A close second is they are super healthy. And coming in right behind that, it’s an easy way to teach kids they like spinach!
My recipe is super easy. And super duper delicious. And SweetPea asks for it, on a regular basis. And if I try to make some just for me, she won’t stand for it. And who am I to say no when my kid asks for some of my vegetable yumminess?
If you haven’t already jumped on the green smoothie band wagon, now’s the time!
Green Smoothie Recipe
1 cup orange juice
2-3 handfuls of spinach
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
Put the orange juice and spinach in a blender, blend until smooth. Add bananas. Blend. Add chia seeds. Blend. Serve and enjoy.
The most important thing when making a green smoothie is blend the liquid (juice, water, milk, whatever you choose) and the greens BEFORE adding anything else. Or you end up with confetti in your mouth. Now this may sound like a party, but it’s not. It’s actually awful. However if you blend the greens before adding in banana or fruit or ice it will turn out smooth, amazing, and oh-so-good.
The second most important thing is to make enough to share. Or you won’t get enough. You will, however, have a kid with a pretty awesome green smoothie mustache. Which is pretty awesome.