I’ve been drinking a green smoothie every day for about 6 or 7 years now. It started out of necessity because I wasn’t eating enough vegetables and fruit in a day. Now I do it because I love the taste so much. I have tried many recipes over the years but this one is definitely my go-to recipe that I make the most often. My boys and I usually have a green smoothie every night with dinner. It’s totally Paleo friendly!
I know this isn’t organizing related but I often have people asking me about how I make them and while I did a post on this years ago, I thought it might be time for an updated post with some prettier pictures 🙂
In addition to water there are only three other ingredients in this green smoothie…spinach (I use the triple washed organic baby spinach in the plastic tubs from Walmart), banana and frozen mango. No juices are used that will unnecessarily add to the calorie content. It’s a simple recipe yet it tastes so yummy and creamy. It’s such a terrific combination of fruits and veggies that you won’t even know you’re drinking healthy spinach. Trust me!
My boys love this smoothie and they are picky kids.
I don’t measure anything, I just kind of toss it all in the blender but I’ll do my best to give you an approximate estimate of the amounts I use. You can’t really mess it up though.
This recipe is for two tall glasses of deliciousness.
So the first thing we need to do is grab a blender. I use a Vitamix blender now but any blender will work, I’ve got a little trick below that will help you.
Fill the blender right up with spinach.
Now we are going to add about 2 cups of water and then we’ll blend these together first before adding the remaining ingredients.
Blending the spinach and water together first is a little trick that I learned to help the spinach blend a little more thoroughly and the smoothie be a little more creamy. In fact I actually still use this technique even with the Vitamix, it really makes a difference. Blend the spinach and water together for a couple of minutes, you’ll notice the green color change slightly and get a little lighter in color.
Then throw in one banana and about one to two cups of frozen mango chunks. It really all just depends on how thick you like your smoothies. I have one kid that likes them thicker and one that doesn’t so I mix it up day to day.
Blend it all together until smooth and there are no more chunks present.
Pour into glasses and enjoy. Seriously that’s it, nice and simple but healthy and delicious. Just the way I like it 🙂 Cheers!