Spinach & Green Fruit Smoothie

Recently, Miss G and I have been experimenting with spinach smoothies.  So far, we’ve found that you can pretty much add a couple giant handfuls of fresh baby spinach to any smoothie without altering it’s taste very much.  Now, I’m not going to lie…  Despite the flavour remaining the same, the appearance does not.  In fact, many of the smoothies we’ve tried look like poop.  Strawberries or raspberries plus green spinach equals brown.  Blueberries plus green spinach equals an even darker brown…  So today, with St. Patrick’s Day in mind, we set out to make a bright green, vitamin-packed smoothie that not only tasted good, but looked appetizing too.  And we succeeded!  Here’s our spinach and green fruit smoothie:

IMG 7957First off, our ingredients…  Fresh baby spinach, green grapes, honeydew, a frozen ripe banana, a green apple, and coconut milk.

IMG 7961Start off by putting your frozen banana into a blender.

IMG 7967Add your apple chunks.

IMG 7965Be sure to stop and take a bite.

IMG 7970Dump in your honeydew.

IMG 7971And then pour in your grapes.

IMG 7974Next, fill up your blender with fresh baby spinach.

IMG 7977And pour in some coconut milk (or your preferred type of milk).

IMG 7982Pop on the lid…

IMG 7991And blend until bright green and smooth.

IMG 7994Pour into glasses (or sippy cups).

IMG 7999Enjoy!

Here’s our {approximate} recipe:

Spinach & Green Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 green apple, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of green grapes
  • 3/4 cup of honeydew melon
  • 3 big handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup of coconut milk

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

*For a less-textured smoothie, peel your apple first.  Plain greek yogurt and kiwi would be great additions to this recipe.

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