Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Healthy Smoothie My Kids Love!

A few weeks ago I was playing around sneaking some raw spinach in the smoothie I was making for my kids and figured out a combination of ingredients for a healthy smoothie all 4 of my kids love!

They call it the "Chocolate Smoothie"

Makes about 6 servings (my kids always want seconds so we use it all in one sitting!)

Puree the following in the blender:

24 oz tub of plain yogurt (I like to use Greek yogurt to up the protein content)
2 frozen bananas
2 tablespoons coco powder (unsweetened)
2 cups raw spinach
1/2 to 1 cup milk (depending on how thick you like it)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons honey

The first couple of times I was careful not to let any smallish people see me put the spinach into the blender for the smoothie.  But I got bold and let the loud 4 year old help me make the smoothie one day, and he immediately announced to everyone that there was spinach in it!  However, the chocolate smoothie is good enough that my little people don't care that there's spinach in it, they still love it!  This is our after school snack at least once a week, especially now that the weather is getting warm and they are begging for something cold!

See even the newest, smallest child likes it!

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  1. ooh, now i might try this. My daughter loves chocolate, but isn't so good with veg!

  2. My 4 year old has been watching me juice each morning and is totally weirded out by me putting spinach and carrots in the machine. But he loves it when I make him a fruit juice blend of orange and blueberry!

  3. Awesome!! I put spinach in homemade mint-chocolate chip ice cream and served it to all the kids at our New Year's Eve party... not one noticed!!! We'll have to try this recipe out!


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