This is my favourite green smoothie. I've made it a lot over the last few weeks and thought I should share it with you. It's a beginners green smoothie. It's very easy to drink and has a fresh sweet flavour. I've passed it round at work to all those unbelievers. Each of them stared at it suspiciously, but after a bit of persuasion they tried it and pronounced it delicious.
As you can see I used banana to sweeten the smoothie. I also named it Stegosaurus Smoothie to interest Cooper in it.
Cooper has been drinking homemade smoothies since he really little. I find it an easy way to get extra fruit and veg into him on top of what he is getting in his meals and snacks. It's particularly good for those he isn't so keen on.
Something else he isn't keen on is green smoothies. So when I told him I was making a stegosaurus smoothie, his interest was immediately piqued and he was happy to try it.
Unfortunately his pre-conceived ideas about drinking something green with spinach kicked in and he only drank about a third of it, but it was a great place to start. Hopefully if I keep making it for him in between his other smoothies, he'll get used to it.
It's quite a simple green smoothie and my powerful Froothie blender made short work of it. You could add more greens but this is a good one to start with.
A simple fresh green smoothie that is highly addictive.
- 100 g fresh spinach
- 8 cm piece cucumber
- a handful of fresh mint
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp wheat grass powder
- 400 ml apple juice
- a few ice cubes
1. Whizz up all the ingredients in a blender.2. If you don't have a powerful blender don't add the ice cubes and cut down the cucumber and banana or you may burn out the motor.3. Pour and enjoy!
Yield: Makes 4-6 glasses
For those of you who've been following my blog for years I thought you might like to know that Cooper started school this week. He is enjoying it so far, although none of his friends are in his class, so he is still finding his feet. Here are a few photos from his first day.