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Good and Green Smoothies

Yup, you guessed it. Spinach is the “green” in this green smoothie recipe. Skeptical about sipping your leafy greens through a straw? I was too when a friend suggested I try a spinach smoothie. Several bags of spinach and lots of blending later and I’m hooked on the tasty green drinks!

Here are a few tips for adding greens to your morning smoothie:

  • If you’re new to green smoothies, try a spinach fruit smoothie recipe. Spinach is mild and has a fresh flavor so it tastes great in smoothies.
  • Already love spinach smoothies? Try adding other greens like the leaves of kale, Swiss chard or romaine lettuce.
  • Any greens you use should be very fresh and cleaned well. Even “prewashed” greens should be rinsed before using.
  • Blend well. Greens should be completely liquefied into the smoothie.

Good and Green Smoothies
1 cup unsweetened soymilk, almond milk, orange juice or water
1 medium banana, sliced
1/2 medium mango, cubed
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup ice cubes
Agave syrup or other sweetener

Add soymilk, banana, mango and spinach to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice; cover and blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness. Add agave syrup if needed; cover and blend to combine.

Makes 2 servings

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Recipe Links:
Spinach and Avocado Green Smoothies Recipe
Berry Green Smoothie with Baby Kale Recipe

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Kat December 30, 2010, 9:11 am

    I’ve just started with green drinks.They’re delicious and the combinations are almost limitless. What a great way to start the day.

  • Crystal December 8, 2011, 10:40 pm

    I used homemade hazelnut milk, frozen blueberries instead of mango, and maple syrup for sweetener. Tastes like a banana shake. Great way to get some vegetables in for breakfast.

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