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.
the green monster
1 cup green grapes
1 1/2 cups spinach
1 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
1-2 tablespoons honey
1. Wash all fruit.
2. Cut apple into slices and core.
3. Put all ingredients in blender.
4. Blend together to desired consistency.
*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!