- 4 oz plain soy milk
- 3-4 frozen banana slices
- 1 tablespoon ground flax (grind with pestle or coffee grinder [$10 at walmart]) fresh ground is best
- 1/2 apple in chunks
- medium handful of frozen blueberries
- large handful of fresh spinach (I use about 5 cups packed spinach for 2 1/2 servings)
Ike is color blind so it looks black to him anyways. You cannot taste the spinach and if you can...just add some more blueberries (cheapest at costco). I keep all the ingredients for this ready to go. Everyone loves them. Introduce them to your kids as blueberry smoothies - not spinach smoothies. Or Darth Vader Smoothies (because they are black like his clothes?) or Halloweenie Smoothies. what ever.
I believe if you feed your kids this once a day (breakfast, after school snack, after dinner treat) you will be making a huge difference in their health. There is a great book called "Disease Proof Your Child" by Joel Furhman - I bet it is at your library. I made this recipe up but it contains all the food he recommends.
I think this smoothie is sweet. But last year we got on a smoothie kick and I didn't think a plain old fruit smoothie was sweet enough. I wanted lots more sugar in my smoothie so I added sweetened yogurt and that helped - but I still wanted more sugar.
Now I think this naturally sweet smoothie is SO GOOD! And oranges! Holy cow are those sweet. Pears are like pure sugar. I think eating this way just tastes better than the old way. Everything tastes amazing.
What has more protein: 100 calories of meatloaf or 100 calories of spinach? (the answer is in the comments)