Our Favorite Green Smoothie

//Our Favorite Green Smoothie

A green smoothie that will debunk the kid myth that spinach tastes bad.

What I love most about this recipe is its ability to debunk the enduring kid myth that spinach tastes bad. Check your urge to hide the leafy greens! Remember, no sneaking. Kids need to add the spinach to know what is in the food they are eating. Like most kids, Catherine and James were reluctant to give this green smoothie a try. They were equally surprised at the delicious flavor—the sweet pineapple really shines through in this recipe!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients for Our Favorite Green Smoothie

1 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup spinach, packed
1 banana
1/2 cup water (or cashew milk)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
2 Tbsp maple syrup

Directions for Our Favorite Green Smoothie

1. In a blender, combine the pineapple, spinach, banana, water, yogurt, ice cubes, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.

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2. Pour into small glasses, and serve immediately.

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Tip: Substitute cashew milk for the water. It gives this smoothie a delicious twist that makes it taste like dessert.

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By | 2018-02-02T19:24:50+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Beverages|0 Comments

About the Author:

Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning cookbook author, game creator, and healthy eating advocate. Jennifer has garnered national TV, radio, and print coverage for her family cookbook, The 52 New Foods Challenge, and her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game. Jennifer’s work has been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Laurie David, Rachael Ray, US Weekly, The 700 Club, and Oprah.com—among many others. Her fresh approach to cooking together as a family inspired a nationwide series of kids cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, The 52 New Foods Junior Chef Series, along with an exclusive edition of her book. A former strategy consultant, she lives in the Bay Area with her family.

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