I recently discovered the awesomeness that is drinking your veggies through Angela of Oh She Glows.  She started the Green Monster Movement, encouraging people everywhere to try making “green smoothies” for a healthy boost.  I tried it and now find myself craving them even!  What’s great about these drinks is that you can tweak the ingredients to make it perfect for you in taste and substance.  For example, I like to add fruits in mine.  Just adding a banana and frozen berries covers up the taste of the veggies completely – I love it!

Angela shares a list of green smoothie recipes to inspire us.  I looked at them all and then made up my own favorite smoothie recipe. That’s what I want to share today.  :)

I’m going to list ingredients and give you approximations when it comes to how much I put in.  It really depends on how much I have and what I feel like the most at the time.

Ingredients:

Fresh spinach (about 1 cup, sometimes 2)
Banana (1)
Plain yogurt (1/2 cup)
Frozen berries (I use a mix from Costco – about 1/2 cup)
Apple (half)
Rice Milk or Orange Juice (3/4 cup)
Carrots (1 or 2 whole)
Cucumber
Honey (if you need a sweetener)
Ice (4 or 5 cubes)

Sometimes I also add protein drink powder – even chocolate is fine.

How To:

First, make sure you add enough milk or orange juice (or water) that it’s not too thick.  You want it about frappe freeze thickness.  It will be hard to drink if you don’t add enough liquid.

Throw all the ingredients in the blender and blend!  That’s it.  :-)

Note:  Even my 3-year-old loves this!  Definitely give it a try.  :)

Have you ever made a green smoothie?  What are your favorite ingredients?

Want to see more of my recipes?  Click here!


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5 Responses to Drink Your Veggies (and Love It!)

  • Awesome! Thanks for sharing this – our blender died, so we’re on the market for a new one (Ninja perhaps) – but once we decided and buy one – this may be the first thing we make!!

  • I also made ​​this cocktail, very tasty. Thank you for the recipe :)

  • Oh, I’ll do that today! Yum:)

  • I love love love smoothies in the summer, this is such a great recipe, thanks for sharing…i’ll try it with my children as well let’s see how it goes. :)

  • I was just thinking about doing this, but didn’t have a recipe! My 3 year old is so picky he won’t even eat berries unless they are blended up, so we drink a lot of smoothies. For some reason I never thought about putting veggies in them until a mommy friend suggested it. Genius!

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