Undercover Green Smoothie

Prep time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Rating
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Servings
2

Like a Trojan Horse, this concoction is a stealthy, pleasing way to slip a heaping helping of leafy greens past the vegetable-averse. The blueberries act as camouflage of sorts, deliciously obscuring the greens behind a fruity smoke screen. Start with a handful of mild, baby spinach and work up to more robust greens such as kale for even more nutritional punch. Those new to green smoothies may want to add a bit of sweetener—a dash of honey, maple syrup or a packet of stevia—if the fruit isn’t sweet enough to taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Organic Orange Juice
  • 1 organic banana, peeled and chunked
  • 12 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 1 cup frozen organic pineapple chunks
  • 12 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1 handful organic spinach, strip away thick stems
  • Optional:
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • or other superfood supplements

Directions

Pour the juice into the blender container. Add the banana and spirulina powder and blend to form a creamy slurry. Now add the frozen fruit. Blend on low speed until the fruit begins to break down a bit; then blend on high until the mixture becomes uniformly smooth.

Add the greens last—a bit at a time—blending after each addition. Start on low speed initially and work up to a full-tilt buzz until the concoction is smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick, add more juice to achieve the desired consistency.

Enjoy immediately.

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Anastasia from Sonoma, California on October 6th, 2013
The same recipe makes wonderful smoothie popsicles also.
Anastasia from Sonoma, California on October 6th, 2013
Organic bananas, of course, in the recipe I submitted. :)
Anastasia from Sonoma, California on October 6th, 2013
HI all,
I would like to share my easy smoothie recipe.
Ingredients:
1/2-2/3 container Stonyfield organic plain non-fat yogurt
You can substitute low-fat or whole milk yogurt for young kids
2 cups organic frozen blueberries or mangoes
1-1&1/2 cups organic pomegranate or cranberry pomegranate juice preferably at room temperature,(juice sweetened only, no sugar added). I use Pacific Sun, Santa Cruz or Knudsen Organic varieties.
Hot boiled water in the teakettle or in a small pan.
2 very ripe (lots of brown spots) medium to large bananas
Bananas must be very ripe because this provides most of the sweetness in the recipe.
Pour the juice into the blender
add bananas and yogurt
blend to smooth
add frozen fruit and blend
If blender doesn't circulate the contents, add hot water through the top hole in blender lid, replace center part of lid and continue to blend. Blender can be stopped and shaken or stirred,if contents still freeze up,also add a little more hot water, then it will blend nicely.
If you want to use frozen raspberries, strawberries or any berry that has seeds: place the juice into the blender with the frozen fruit first, add hot water if necessary to thin and pass through a sieve to take out the seeds. Then place back into blender and continue with the recipe. If it comes out too warm, refrigerate before serving.
Enjoy! This makes a wonderful breakfast smoothie before the kids go off to school. High in protein, carbohydrates, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Michael from Southern Oregon Coast.. on October 6th, 2013
i use agave honey to sweeten...i love you all at OrganicValley!!!
M. J. from Texas on October 6th, 2013
I use Stonyfield Greek yogurt (made with OV milk) and an orange instead of OJ.

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