Saturday, March 16, 2013

Green Smoothie for the Whole Family

I have been very curious about green smoothies for a while now, but very afraid to try one. One day this past week I decided to give this one a try (I found it over at Pinterest, of course). While I was blending one up for myself all three children were making all sorts of fake barfing noises (I know, we're a gross bunch) and they were kind of psyching me out. When everything was nice and liquefied  I poured it into my glass and leerily took my first sip and it was delicious. I convinced the children to take a sip and they immediately begged me to make one for them and so I did. The recipe can be found at a cool blog called Iowa Girl Eats.

I made a few modifications to work with the ingredients I had.
I used plain Greek yogurt (instead of vanilla) and added a little vanilla and honey. I also used cow's milk because coming from a long line of dairy farmers, I would just be made fun of if I used something called "almond milk." However, I do know almond milk is wonderful for people who are lactose intolerant, but I am thankful I am not.

I was feeling pretty confident with my green smoothie making skills and decided to make another one the next day. Let's just say it was not as good and that's all you need to know about that.


JessiAnn said...

I am so glad you tried this! I have been wanting to, but I keep forgetting to grab spinach.... And, I'm with you- cows' milk ALL. THE. WAY. :) This girl has a degree in cows, no joke... :P

Nikki said...

Get some spinach, JessiAnn! I think the girls would like this too. I didn't even use a frozen banana. I just used what was on my counter at the time. :)