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Green Smoothie Recipe (sneak in some veggies for those picky eaters)

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Hi Tatertots & Jello friends! It’s Melissa from no. 2 pencil, and I have a delicious smoothie recipe to share that you and your kiddos will love. My family loves these smoothies, and actually call them leprechaun smoothies because of the pretty bright green color.

These green smoothies are packed with spinach, but taste just like a fresh fruit smoothie. This is a great way to sneak in some veggies for those picky eaters!

My secret for getting a really thick and tasty smoothie is to use frozen fruit instead of ice. Ice waters the flavors down and does not blend as smoothly as frozen fruit. To keep the gorgeous bright green color, leave out dark colored fruits and berries.

 

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Green Smoothie

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

3 cups of light colored frozen fruit such as pineapple and/or mango

2 fresh, ripe bananas

2 cups of orange juice

2 cups of freshly washed baby spinach

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

 

Recipe tip: I like to buy a big tropical mix of frozen fruit at the grocery store and only use the pineapple and mango from the mix. Then I save the frozen strawberries that are usually included for a different smoothie recipe.

 

Thanks for letting me share, Jen!

 

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Melissa – I am so excited to try your recipe out!! 

Thanks for sharing it with us.

If you don’t know Melissa’s blog – No. 2 Pencil, you are in for a treat!! 

Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mustache Easter Eggs

Lucky in Love Free Printable

 These are just a few of the awesome ideas over at No. 2 Pencil. You will love Melissa’s ideas!! 

 

 

Have a Beautiful Day!! 

xox

 

PS — I’m sharing a DIY Inspiration Board over at Riley Blake.

I love their new Indie Chic fabrics – they are so bright and colorful!!

 

Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    So yummy! My kids love this smoothie :)

  2. Looks delish! I have a leftover bag of baby spinach that I can now put to good use (: Thanks Melissa (and Jen)!

  3. Ok- you are tricky and I like it! Awesome job mom…way to sneak that spinach in! Totally trying this!

  4. I love the color green … but not sure I want it for my smoothie! LOL I prefer pink. Or even better, purple. ;)

  5. I have been looking for good smoothie recipes! Thanks for sharing! : )

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

  6. I love a good smoothie and I appreciate the hint about the mixed fruit and using what you need. Why is it that it seems so much better for us if it is green??

  7. I’m in need of a good way to pack in some veggies for my hubby and I…yeah I guess we are picky eaters :(
    Off to check out Melissa’s blog for more goodies :)

  8. Oh, I Love this Melissa.. But of course you know I LOVE all your YUMMY treats. :) Thanks for sharing this! Have a great rest of the week!
    xo
    Angelina