Smoothies: Blueberry Avocado Pineapple

So, we discussed the foray into green smoothies previously. I finally had the courage to venture outside the confines of the Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie to try something new. Bananas and I don’t always get along, and I was feeling a little bunched up (HAH!), if you know what I mean.  So, I pondered and I Pinterested and I was brave. I threw caution to the wind and made up my own recipe. And it was pretty good!  A little tart, but definitely filling and tasty. I can see a squirt of honey helping this smoothie along if you need that extra sweetness.

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Blueberry Avocado Pineapple Green Smoothie

Serves: 1 adult and 3 children (aka it makes a lot)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 – 1 cup plain yogurt

Directions:

Blend spinach and water together first for better texture. Then add remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

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Smoothies: Beginner’s Luck

Ladybean73 of Adrift in Crafts has been doing a lot of green smoothies and poor Liisa has been doing a lot of juicing and smoothies. And green smoothies seem to be all the rage right now. So, through some sort of weird internet osmosis, green smoothies sounded like a good idea one day.  I’m not sure what possessed me to do it, but I finally took the leap and blended up spinach.

And it wasn’t terrible.

It was actually kind of good.

And Rex loved it.

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I started with the Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie off of Simple Green Smoothies.  It is easy and tasty.  I followed the instructions to a T, even blending the spinach and water up first for better texture.  I used frozen mango and pineapple, because that’s what I had on hand.  It came together quickly and hit the spot.

And did I mention that Rex loves this smoothie? Yep. It is toddler approved!  He actually makes this smoothie with me. I wish I had a picture, but I didn’t think to take one. He stands on his chair at the counter, putting in the mangoes and pineapple, one piece at a time. He takes a while, but when he’s finished, he looks to me and says, “Boop dis!” and points to the blender. He loves to push the button and especially enjoys the finished product. These smoothies have been serving as a stop-gap between quiet time and dinner time. They give my little man enough to keep going without ruining his dinner. Often he cries for more when his cup is empty.

Seriously, if you’re thinking of braving that first green smoothie, this is the one to try.