the green monster.

I’ve jumped on the smoothie bandwagon.  Because of my autoimmune disorders, I sometimes have trouble eating.  A smoothie is a great way to get nutrients in that is easy on my mouth and throat.  Autoimmune disorders aside, I think smoothies are great for breakfast and afternoon snacks.  Not only am I on the smoothie bandwagon, but the green smoothie one.  I am loving this green smoothie!  It tastes a whole lot better than it looks.  And this smoothie is very nutritious!  I use low-fat, plain yogurt.  It’s very low in fat and has less sugar than flavored yogurts.  I do add some honey to sweeten it, which also blends really well with these fruits and the spinach.

 

If you have trouble getting your kid to eat anything green, this is a really fun way to get them involved.  They can help put the ingredients in the blender, watch it go, and then drink a fun drink.  It’s a great way to get the goodness of fruits and vegetables in picky eaters.

 

favorite green smoothie

 

the green monster

ingredients:

1 banana
1 apple
1 cup green grapes
1 1/2 cups spinach
1 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1-2 tablespoons honey

 

directions:

1.  Wash all fruit.
2.  Cut apple into slices and core.
3.  Put all ingredients in blender.
4.  Blend together to desired consistency.

 

green smoothie ingredients

green smoothie

green smoothie with honey

green smoothie in blender

green smoothie favorite

 

*note:  I don’t peel the apple because that’s where a lot of good fiber is, and I want to make sure I get that.  However, I do not have a great blender like a Vitamix – just a regular one – so the pieces of peel are obvious in the smoothie.  I don’t mind it, but I do have to take a sip and then chew the peel.  If it bothers you, you could simply peel the apple first.  Or get a Vitamix 🙂

 

Enjoy!  And happy Friday friends!

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3 thoughts on “the green monster.

  1. I have not ever made a good smoothie. In fact, I have only made smoothies that are very, very bad. I am afraid of smoothies. You make it look easy, though. I wonder…

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