Super Berry Spinach Smoothies

So as you know, we have quite the little garden in our back yard.  And boy does Hubster have a green thumb!

Here is what he picked yesterday:

look at all of that, just from yesterday!

look at all of that, just from yesterday!

we already had that much spinach in the fridge.

we already had that much spinach in the fridge.

So as you can see we don’t need to go to the farmers’ market or the produce aisle anytime soon!  The surplus of green beans is awesome, we just freeze those in little baggies, each with enough for one meal.  We’ll pull them out when we need them and turn them into the delicious sauteed green bean recipe I shared a couple days ago!  It’s the spinach that is a problem. How do we eat it all!  Will makes this one spinach side dish that we love!  We have the Pepper-jack & Spinach Stuffed Chicken that we make, and Will puts a little in my omelets in the mornings a couple of times a week.  But we still have so much to use before it goes bad.

Well this morning we tried making spinach smoothies, and they turned out great!   What people say is true; you really can’t taste the spinach at all. Will, the pickiest eater I know, even liked it!  He actually said he would eat it again!

This is how I made them, and this made enough for both of us to have two huge smoothies!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large, ripe banana 
  • 1 Cup Blackberries (frozen)
  • 8 Strawberries (frozen)
  • 3/4 cup OJ
  • 1-2 TBSP Honey
  • At least A packed Cup full of Spinach
hopefully this helps you see the amount of everything I put in there.

hopefully this helps you see the amount of everything I put in there.

Directions:

  1. Put it all in the blender and blend till smooth.  Add more or less OJ depending on how thick you like you smoothies.  

Spinach Smoothies - 2

see, doesn't even look like it has spinach in it!

see, doesn’t even look like it has spinach in it!

I realize that OJ has a lot of sugar in it, and this smoothie was heavy on the berries, but we wanted to try something that seemed really safe to start off with.  Maybe next time we will be a little more risky. Either way we got our fruits and veggies in this morning!  And with all the different colors I put in there, I would say we got some major vitamin action too!  Maybe I will finally kick this head cold!

I hope that you try this and enjoy it!

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3 responses to “Super Berry Spinach Smoothies

  1. I’ve been wanting to try smoothies w kale and spinach lately. It sounds so good, and this looks delicious.

    • It really was! I would recommend it! There’s no protein in it though. I say that because I have read that it is better for you to have some protein when you munch on fruits because it helps regulate your blood sugar. So I think it would be even better for you if you had protein powder too.

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