Saturday, May 24, 2014

Green Smoothies

I mentioned in my journal blog that I'm doing a healthy living challenge with my friends. One of the items you earn points for is eating three servings of vegetables. It's harder than it should be so I've been trying out green smoothies.

First of all, I discovered I don't like almond milk. My smoothies got a lot tastier after I stopped using that. Here are two recipes the kids and I have really liked. 

Other tips:
Vanilla yogurt adds aome flavor and sweetness, not to mention protein. 
You need about a cup of liquid to get the smoothie to blend. 
Use some frozen ingredients to keep your smoothie nice and cold without adding ice. 

Tropical Green Smoothie
1/2 c  vanilla yogurt
1/2 c orange juice
1 c spinach
1/2 c. pineapple
1 kiwi
1 mango

Rainbow Smoothie
1/2 vanilla yogurt
1/2-1 c orange juice
1 c spinach
1/2 c frozen strawberries
1/2 c frozen blueberries
1/2 banana

I've also made the rainbow one without yogurt. Also good.