Posted on | March 14, 2012 | 45 Comments
we’ve been on a huge smoothie kick lately. not only do they taste yummy but it’s the perfect way to sneak Harper some you know, nutrients (something toddlers are very, very against). we do all kinds of variations but this is her favorite. i like it just fine myself so i thought i’d share it. it couldn’t be easier!
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup or so of blueberries
1 cup chopped mixed fruit
1/2 cup almond milk
good squeeze of honey (very technical amount)
tablespoon of ground flaxseed
we use frozen blueberries and mixed fruit usually. you can pretty much omit ice this way which is nice. the chopped fruit mix we get at costco and has strawberries, mango, papaya and pineapple. freakin’ tropical!
flaxseed is my new best friend. it’s good for you, your digestion (IF you know what i mean) and is a good source of omega-3. you can buy the seeds in bulk, grind them up in a coffee grinder and add it to just about anything. in this case, our delicious smoothie.
i shouldn’t have to say so, but next you…blend it up. try and choose a better blender than we did – this guy is a joke and we are in the market for a new one. suggestions welcome! unless you could buy an iPad with the same amount of money.
unfortunately those pretty colors are short lived. i’m not even going to front, the finished product looks like poop. but it tastes delightful, i can promise you that. it’s just that green + blue + red + yellow = brown. nothing pin-worthy about this photo, right? i do what i can.
i couldn’t care less about the color because my toddler drinks it and loves it. spinach! ha – take that little human!