Great Green Smoothie

aaagreen2Today was another food recovery day for me. I truly enjoyed our feast last night, but I woke up and I still felt full. I ate a lot more rich food than I usually do. It was a lovely meal with my family and I cherished it, but I needed something to help me feel like a human being again. Enter the…

Great Green Smoothie
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
A handful each of spinach and kale
A whole apple, cut into sections and cored,  OR an orange, peeled and sectioned
1/4 cup water
3-6 pieces of ice

1. Put everything in a blender in the order listed.
2. Start blender on low and slowly increase speed to high.
3. Serve!

Notice, there is no sweetener in this smoothie. If you need to add a little sugar, I won’t judge. I’ve had this enough that I can drink it without the sweetener. And I’m happy to report that there’s at least one other person in my house who will also drink this. He doesn’t jump up and down shrieking, “Yay! Mommy made me a green smoothie!” He does understand the benefits of this drink and enjoys getting his green food box checked early in the day.

And a little bit about health benefits of smoothies. From what I can see, they exist IF you limit the amount of sugar in them. That means try to keep them free of sweetened yogurt, sweetener and a lot of fruit. Many of my smoothies have at least one vegetable in them. If you are scared to go completely green, start with something like zucchini, like in my Apple Pie Smoothie.

I know this is one of about 60 million gazillion green smoothies floating around. This is just my version of something that’s very popular right now. I like it. I really like that I can get my fussy child to drink it. I hope you’ll try it and like it too.


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