Green Breakfast Smoothie

If you saw my Carrot Chia Smoothie post yesterday, you know that I’m trying to make more smoothies with veggies (and not just fruit). I need to broaden my vegetable selections, but this new smoothie is a start. I made this ‘Green Breakfast Smoothie’ for breakfast this morning for myself and my boys and we all loved it! The green comes from spinach, and this was, by far, the most spinach I’ve ever added to a smoothie. And the boys didn’t hesitate for a second before sucking down their entire cups. I love that my kids are still young enough that the idea of ‘green food’ doesn’t turn them off. They don’t associate green smoothies with healthy veggies. They just think, ‘Cool! Mom made green smoothies this morning!’ Of course, when they say it, it sounds like this: “You make green smoothies today? Me like green!” Β πŸ™‚

Green Breakfast Smoothie

Green Breakfast Smoothie

(Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup 1-ingredient apple juice (only ingredient should be organic apples!)
  • Organic spinach – fill the blender ALL the way to the top!
  • Handful of frozen mango chunks
  • Handful of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • Splash of milk, as needed, to achieve desired consistency (I used organic whole milk today)

Add the juice and spinach to the blender. Blend these two ingredients FIRST before adding anything else. This will help to break the spinach down to very small pieces. If you want, you can even add more spinach after the first batch (I did this today). Then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy!

Drink Green Smoothies
My boys loved their Green Breakfast Smoothies!

My daughter didn’t want one. She informed me that she doesn’t like smoothies anymore…but she does like pink ones. I guess I’ll have to come up with a pink one that has beets! πŸ˜‰

I use aΒ Ninja blenderΒ and it works great for all of my smoothies. I especially love that all of the parts are dishwasher safe so clean-up is super easy! And these are the smoothie straws we use. LOVE them. Before I bought these, I was throwing away 4 plastic straws every single time we had smoothies (which was several times a week). No more waste now! These clean up extremely easy and nothing ever gets stuck in them.

And this is what my life as a blogger has become… Β ha!

Smoothie Spill

Oops! I was trying to move this charger over to ‘attempt’ to find better artificial lighting (right…) and my whole smoothie cup just dumped over. Don’t worry, though, I didn’t let all that goodness go to waste. I just scooped it back into my cup and ate it. πŸ™‚ (I know my table is clean.) Taking pictures of our meals is tough right now because it’s dark outside during breakfast AND dinner time. Ugh. Between the dark, the ridiculously cold temperatures, and the crazy amount of snow we’ve gotten this winter (over 30 inches so far!)…I am so ready for winter to be over. I want to play outside with the kids EVERY day and I want to run again!! I promise I won’t complain about the heat even once this summer! πŸ˜‰ (Though, I make no promises that I won’t complain about overly air-conditioned public places and restaurants…that’s another pet peeve of mine, but we can save that for another post!) Anyway, this Green Breakfast Smoothie was a hit with me and my kids. If you’re looking for a way to add more spinach to your diet, this is a great way to do it!

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LeAnn Nome

Hi there! Here's a little info about me: I've been married to my husband for over 10 years and I'm a stay-at-home mom to our three young kids (a six year old daughter and four year old twin boys). As you might imagine, they keep me quite busy! In early 2013, we decided that we wanted to be a healthier family. To do this, we cut out all processed foods from our home and we now eat only REAL, whole foods. (When we're on vacation or at someone's house, we're not quite as strict.) We also try to exercise every day. Our goal is to raise healthy, happy kids...while maintaining our own health and happiness along the way! I hope you will follow along with us in our journey.

6 thoughts on “Green Breakfast Smoothie

    1. Hi there! Sorry for the delay in responding to your question! I don’t know how many calories are in this (sorry)…I actually don’t track any numbers. Have you heard of the app MyFitnessPal? They also have a website. You can enter in the ingredients and serving size and it will calculate how many calories there are! You may want to check that out–it’s great if you’re really trying to watch numbers!

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