Wednesday, January 4, 2012
It's Easy Being Green Smoothie (With an Athena Twist)
I came across a recipe titled "It's Easy Being Green Smoothie." Checked the ingredients: yep, I had them all. Let the smoothie-making commence! What I look for in a smoothie recipe are simple ingredients that I have on hand, fresh ingredients, and vegetables that my handsome hubby and kids can't taste. This smoothie did not disappoint. I tweaked the ingredients a bit and added strawberries because I could (I know, I'm such a rebel). It turned out beautifully smooth and perfectly sweet. Other than the color, you wouldn't know it's full of spinach and a carrot. Ha Ha! The Stealth Vegetable Fairy strikes again! So if you want a great-tasting, sweet smoothie that incorporates your veggies, try this one.
Keep in mind, I used my VitaMix, so I really didn't do much cutting; but if you are using a standard blender, you may want to add some juice or water and be sure to cut everything into smaller pieces or make it in batches.
It Ain't Easy Being Green Smoothie - Athena-Style
(Adapted from VitaMix Whole Foods Recipe Book)
Serves 2 - 4
3/4 C. Red &/or Green Grapes
1 Med. Orange (I used a Tangelo)
1/2 C. Fresh Pineapple
1 Med. Banana
2 C. Fresh Spinach
1 Med. Apple (I used Granny Smith)
3C. Ice Cubes
Place all ingredients into VitaMix or Blender in the general order listed. Blend as you would a smoothie until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!
Have you ever tried a Green Smoothie or other ways to hide vegetables from picky eaters?