January 30, 2011

Green Smoothie (Monster Juice)

I have recently discovered a fun new recipe site. Healthy Kids for Life is based in Utah, and is one mom's journey to keep her kids healthy.  I have been really impressed with the quality of recipes, not to mention the ease. Most of these recipes are based on ingredients that most of us have in the pantry or fridge.  This one is a fun but healthy smoothie.  The main ingredient, spinach, is pretty much flavorless, but it does lend it's color to the smoothie.  It tastes great, but if your kids are like mine they judge food by looks.  And a green smoothie is a little scary.  Which is why, as soon as I called it MONSTER JUICE everyone was happy to give it a try. And they were not disappointed!

3 cups packed baby spinach
2 cups frozen peaches
1 cup frozen mango  (or pineapple, fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup orange juice
1 scoop EAS vanilla protein powder (I've used vanilla instant breakfast in a pinch)
(If you don't have either, add a little vanilla extract to boost the flavor)
1 cup vanilla Light and Fit Dannon yogurt

Mix all ingredients in a blender and serve cold, preferably with straws!

serving size: 16 oz
3 servings
224 calories

1 comment:

*julie* said...

Ooh, very clever Rachel! This could replace the Super Food we got at Costco - thanks for the link!

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