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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