A Smoothie…With More

smoothieI LOVE smoothies and have always relied on them to get fruit into my kids.  My daughter says she hates milk, but when in a smoothie, she will temporarily put aside her disdain, and fully enjoy the sweet, cool, creamy goodness.

I don’t use protein powder or almond or soy “milk” but I have recently started adding a handful of baby spinach leaves.  I was amazed to see that, once blended, there is absolutely no sign of the green leaves. So simple, and best of all, a very healthy boost of vitamins and nutrients.

This Basic Smoothie
  • Frozen blueberries, about 1 cup
  • 1 scoop of Greek yogurt
  • Milk, amount depends on how thick you like your smoothie
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
Switch or Ditch

SO many options!

  • My daughter’s favourite smoothie is made with strawberries, bananas and mango.  I buy frozen mango and strawberries (when not in season) and freeze peeled banana in chunks so she can grab them from the freezer and pop them in)
  • regular or Greek yogurt…I prefer Greek because it’s creamier, and has more protein
  • sometimes I will add dried powder milk, when I have concerns that my daughter has not been drinking enough milk

 

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