Why do the kids like them? The taste is amazing. Actually, the spinach taste fades away and you really just taste the other ingredients.
Watch out! Spinach smoothies are addictive. In addition to the taste, it's a great way to load up on a nutrient-dense food first thing in the morning.
Will your family like the spinach smoothies too? What I can tell you is that my friends that have tried the spinach smoothies have gotten hooked. I've also made spinach smoothies for friends' kids and have gotten rave reviews from all of them.
As we've been playing with making spinach smoothies, we've all stumbled across our own favorite variations. I will eventually share all of them with you, but here is Noah's spinach smoothie recipe. This version is very kid-friendly!
Spinach Smoothie by Noah from A Little Spinach
1/2 cup of low fat vanilla yogurt *
1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 giant handful of spinach
3/4 of a frozen banana
1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
3 ice cubes
Blend all together. This makes one large glassful.
* Our tip for purchasing yogurt: When looking for yogurt, make sure that you can read and understand all of the ingredients. Many yogurts are filled with some pretty funky stuff.
Have you ever tried a spinach smoothie? Have your kids? Do you think you'll give it a shot? We triple dog dare you!
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