One week of summer passed and I’m pleased to cross off one “Mom Summer Goal” from my list. I wanted to increase my kiddos consumption of veggies, and vowed to make a spinach smoothie that my family would like… or at least tolerate.
After a few so-so trials, I found one they like! We’ve had this every day this week and I love that they get a serving of spinach before lunch even rolls around. The trick? There are so many monster smoothie recipes out there that call for yogurt. Except, the yogurt is what adds a bad/tangy aftertaste with the spinach. At least in our opinion (and I’m a fan of plain yogurt!)
That, and… I add a touch of chocolate syrup to it.
Here’s the recipe that finally won them over:
2 c. ice
2 c. milk (I’ve found almond milk works the best)
3 c. fresh spinach
2 T natural peanut butter (or any nut butter)
2 bananas- if you freeze the bananas ahead of time you can skip the ice or at least decrease
and… a squirt of chocolate syrup if you want the kids to LOVE a spinach smoothie.
I personally love to serve it mid-morning after doing outdoor activities as it also doubles as a great workout recovery drink.
Yay for summer goals! What can I say? We celebrate the small things. Let me know how it turns out for you if you try it. Or if you have any other smoothie recipes your kids go gaga for!