Thursday, March 7, 2013

Delicious Green Smoothie

If you're like me, you see many recipes for green smoothies all over BlogLand. 

And they all intrigue me. 

I just about jumped out of my chair here and ran to the kitchen to make this simple recipe...really, I couldn't wait to try it, and was so happy I did. 

Recipe came from My Biscuits are Burning who adapted it from a Vitamix recipe.
(I just love that blog creative!) 

We enjoy smoothies often, but this is the first time I actually added spinach.

I'm also very fond of easy & quick recipes like this...just toss everything into your blender...whir and enjoy!

I was surprised that you can't even taste it, yet you get the nutritional value of the spinach...and the lovely green color.  Would be a fun thing to serve your family on St. Patty's Day! 

I'm not sure I've ever added grapes to a smoothie before either, but I will definitely be making this again.  

I thought about how nice it would be if I could have climbed into my blender to lick it out as it's thick and sticks to the sides....
(I'm was just a thought=) 

This is similar to 'detox' smoothies that I've viewed, and think it's a great way to get fruit/veggies into your family.  I thought the pineapple flavor came through the strongest, but if you aren't wild about pineapple, just cut back on the amount. 

Enjoy every healthy sip! 

(For Beginners...per MBAB blog) 

1 c. green grapes
1/2 c. pineapple chunks, fresh or canned
2 c. fresh spinach, packed
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. ice cubes

Place all ingredients into your blender in order listed; secure lid and blend until smooth.  

Serve immediately.

Yield: 2 good-sized glasses

Linked to Weekend Potluck