I don’t know if you’re like me, but I’m always looking for creative, easy ways to get more greens in my body and my kids’ bodies. The later can be especially tricky as they tend to balk at things of unusual color, consistency or that are just plain unfamiliar.
I recently tried a green smoothie from Diana Stobo’s book “Get Naked Fast!” She calls it Popeye’s Passion, and it has become my passion. It’s nutrient-packed and tastes delicious. Spinach is a great source of iron, calcium and vitamins A, C and E. And while it’s high in sugar thanks to the banana and apple juice, they are natural, food-based sugars–which I don’t mind given that my kids slurp down this drink.
I call it “Green Monster Juice” to add a little fun and mystique.
2 cups fresh pressed organic apple juice
2 cups fresh organic spinach (I used two packed cups)
1 frozen banana (or one regular, and add a few ice cubes)
Note: adding a little coconut milk makes it even creamier and gorgeous in color.
Blend all ingredients together on high until creamy. Serve immediately.