The Green Monster Smoothy Isn't Just For Halloween Anymore!

This Green Monster Smoothy recipe is from my friend Rachelle from Rocking With A Little Prince. You might ask, How can you use spinach in a smoothy and get kids to drink it? When I mix it with strawberries and other fruit like bananas and papaya you can't even taste the spinach.

Spinach is low in calories and high in vitamins, it's one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. One cup of the leafy green vegetable contains far more than your daily requirements of vitamin K and vitamin A, almost all the manganese and folate your body needs and nearly 40 percent of your magnesium requirement. It is a good, very good or excellent source of more than 20 different measurable nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium and protein. And yet, 1 cup has only 40 calories!

I know the first thing my kids said when they saw the blended smoothy was,"I'm NOT drinking that!" So think fast Mom... "Well good, because this is a very special drink for Halloween. You wouldn't like it anyway."

The questions started flying. What kind of special smoothy? A Halloween treat? Ya, we Moms gotta do what we gotta do sometimes! All I told them was that it is a very special Halloween Smoothy.

Believe it or not, my kids drank it and even liked it! Super healthy drink and they didn't even realize it. Ya baby, that's a win win I would say! I named the smoothy The Green Monster Smoothy and they drank it right up? Hmmm... what other healthy foods can make up a name for to get them to eat?

Green Smoothy Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 a frozen Banana (Peel, and freeze overnight)
  • 1/2 cup of Frozen Fruit of your choice (I used a tropical mix which is strawberries and mangos)
  • A splash of Orange Juice (or skim milk, which ever you prefer)
  • A blender, or in my case, a magic bullet! (See the link below to get your own)

Combine all your ingredients in a blender. The Monster Smoothy recipe is looking nice and healthy already! Look at those gorgeous colors!

Then blend the Green Monster Smoothy until smooth, Wallah! Now you have a healthy breakfast/lunch/snack. 1 smoothie has a full serving of fruit AND veggies! Wha HOO!

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