Sometimes it's hard to make sure the kiddos get enough veggies each day. Heck, who am I kidding? Sometimes it's hard to make sure I get enough veggies each day. For Christmas we got an amazing refurbished Blendtec Blender from Tony's Parents and it has totally changed our lives. We are lean mean smoothie making machines! (Actually, as a warning, if you invest in this your husband may or may not try to blend every single meal into a smooth slurry... We've made pancakes, waffles, soups, hummus, brownies and of course smoothies. I've stopped the random experiments to blend chicken bones and odd misfit toys.)
Today's creation was 100% picky eater approved - the green mango madness smoothie, an adaptation of the recipe that came with our blender. (I may have called it the Incredible Hulk, but you can't blame a mom for adding a little incentive to gobble the good stuff can you?)
* 1 1/2 C. Coconut Water
* 1 1/2 C. No Sugar Added Orange Juice
*2 Clementines peeled
*1 1/2 C. Frozen or Fresh Mango Chunks
*2 C. Fresh Spinach
*2 C. Ice
(Add one banana if you like a less obvious spinach taste)
I had to make a second batch so that there was enough for both boys and me ... and now I can rest easy because those unsuspecting little men had 2 servings of fruits and 2 servings of veggies! Mommy Win!
What's your favorite veggie blend smoothie creation?