Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Could we have a round of green smoothies, please?

Okay, I promised my smoothie recipe, right? Well, I'm going to make good on my promise now. Sorry for the delay. This smoothie is seriously something my kids actually ASK me for!!! It couldn't be healthier and is so stinkin' delicious that we ALL love it!!! You would never know that you are getting five vegetables and four different fruits. Oh...and of those five vegetables, at least two of them are veggies you probably NEVER eat with exceptionally fantastic nutritive qualities. With the anti-oxidants and toxin-removing capabilities found in this drink, I feel like a fabulous mom watching my kids guzzle it up through their straws. Okay, enough talk, here is the recipe. One little caveat, you will need a good blender to blend it completely...chunks are never appreciated by small children...or adults for that matter.

My Most Favorite Green, Green, Green Smoothie Recipe

4-6 baby carrots (or big ones peeled and cut the size of baby carrots)
3-5 leaves of kale (leafy plant found in the produce section of the grocery store)
2-4 leaves of collard greens (found in the same place as the kale)
3 big handfuls of spinach leaves (the best place for these is at Costco...it is super cheap there!)
1 C milk
approximately 1-3 C of water

Put the milk, water, carrots, kale, collard greens and spinach in the blender and blend until COMPLETELY BLENDED...you'll have a nice green mixture. Then add the following:

1 apple (sliced)
1 ripe banana (I actually like to freeze any bananas that are super ripe and throw them in frozen)
about 1 C frozen blueberies
about 1 C frozen strawberries

Mix well to get rid of all texture inconsistencies.

For my kids, I'll admit, I add a little bit of sugar, but what's a tiny bit of sugar compared to all that goodness??? My husband and I drink it straight and it is fabulous!

Stay tuned: I made wonderful brownie cookies and yes, they use a brownie mix with white flour, but they also have whole wheat flour and they are so yummy! The best part, besides the chewy, brownie taste, is that they only have 68 calories!!!!!!! I also have a banana cookie recipe to give out and a bunch of others. Keep checking...they are coming!

To learn more about green smoothies...go to greensmoothiegirl.com


  1. Tracy, we seriously love these. I don't think they need any sugar, but for my kids, I add a little. Christian and I drink tall glasses of it almost daily. P.S. they are a lot better if you freeze the bananas!

  2. Melissa Delong told me I may like your blog, and after a quick scroll down, I think you'll be my new favorite thing in my google reader! :) I am absolutely a whole wheat, anti-white flour extremest! Woo! And I LOVE green smoothies and Blentec. I can't wait to read your other posts!! I've just started my own blog not long ago, feedingthefam.blogspot.com

    Looking forward to reading your other posts!!

  3. I'm so glad that you are on the whole wheat/green smoothie train with me!!! It has made such a difference in the health of my family. I will check out your blog, too. Thanks for the nice comment!!!