My husband is originally a small town farm boy who would never think, “I’d love a green smoothie for breakfast.” But, after years of shoving a smoothie in his hand as he heads out the door, he’s come around. In fact, he requests a smoothie most days. This Green Smoothie is one of his favorites, along with the Super Food Smoothie and Tropical Smoothie.
What makes the smoothie green, you ask? Why broccoli, of course. Umm, just kidding. Actually, I just throw a cup or two of spinach (and sometimes kale or Swiss chard, if that’s what I have on hand) into a blender full of delicious juice, yogurt, and fruit. You seriously cannot taste the greens, I promise.
This Green Smoothie is such an easy and tasty way to get your daily requirement of fruits and vegetables in. Check out more about why we need to eat more produce, how much we need, and how to get it in my post here.
Now, on to this simple green smoothie recipe that you, your spouse/significant other, kids, dog, or grandma are going to love…
Green Smoothie Recipe
Makes: 4 servings
1 cup orange juice
1 cup plain organic yogurt or kefir
1-2 cups organic spinach
2 cups frozen fruit (I like a blend of strawberries, pinneapple, and peaches.)
optional add-ins: 1 T ground flaxseed, 1 T almond meal, 1 T chia seeds
Add the first 4 ingredients and blend until spinach is pureed. Add frozen fruit and blend until smooth. Add any additional add-ins and blend until smooth. Add more juice, if too thick.