Strawberry Green Smoothie

Strawberry Green Smoothie

A delicious and healthy strawberry smoothie with spinach!

Yield: 

2 servings

Ingredients: 

1 cup milk
1 large handful of fresh spinach leaves (about 3oz.)
1 tablespoon sugar or xylitol (optional)*
1 small banana (optional)**
6-8 frozen strawberries
Whipped cream, for serving (optional)

Instructions: 

1. Whirl milk, spinach, and sweetener in blender on high until foamy and green.

2. Add banana if using; whirl until smooth.

3. Turn blender on high and add frozen strawberries, one at a time, until smoothie reaches desired thickness.

4. Pour smoothies into glasses. For a luxurious treat, add a dollop of whipped cream and stir before serving!

Strawberry Green Smoothie

 

Strawberry Green Smoothie
Additional Notes: 

*We use xylitol in place of the sugar. We also sometimes use stevia. When substituting stevia for sugar use less stevia, of course!

**I think a banana makes it creamier and yummier, but Joshua prefers it without a banana.

For more tips on green smoothies, see this post.

Preparation Time: 

5 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

If you've never had a green smoothie, you might be surprised to find that the spinach is hardly noticeable! Slurping up this delicious drink, you'll be enjoying the health benefits of fresh leafy greens and coming back for more! My children LOVE green smoothies and I do too! My rating: 10/10

Comments

I made this the other day. I used 1 cup plain kefir, 1 cup baby spinach, 1 packet stevia, a frozen banana half, 3 or 4 frozen strawberries, 2 teaspoons Benefiber, and I think a couple of ice cubes. It was great. Thank you!

Rating: 
5

mine love it too! it is so good, so easy and so satisfying. I was skeptical, not as much as the kids...we were all pleasantly surprised.

Rating: 
5

This was my first "green" smoothie and I loved it! I went on and added another handful of the spinach and my container of Activia and still couldn't taste the spinach, just mostly the banana and strawberries. This is my new breakfast Will soon add the flax and chia seeds and even more spinach. Not a big fan of salad and this is an exciting way to get those leafy greens in me!

Rating: 
5

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