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The Best Green Smoothie EVER!

IMAG1524  So, it was lunch time.  My boys were offered macaroni and cheese, sandwiches, chicken soup, green smoothies or scrambled eggs.  Big Boy shouts out “Green smoothies!  I get out strawberries!”  Okey dokie.  Big Boy helped with this creation, as he reminded me of the over ripe banana sitting on the other counter, and I helped a little as I remembered the 2 lone peach slices on the top shelf of the fridge in an otherwise empty quart jar.  My Dare Devil and Big Boy took turns turning on the blender as I put away the ingredients.  Kids are such big helpers when they are excited, and when they help make the yummy thing, they see that there is nothing in there that they don’t love, so they drink it without qualms, despite the fact they may be in the way and want to help put the strawberries in with their dirty hands. 🙂  I hope you all enjoy this as much as we did!  I will be adding the pictures at a later time.

2 big handfuls fresh spinach

1/3 cup orange pineapple juice concentrate

1/3 cup water

½ cup plain, unsweetened yogurt

9-11 hulled frozen strawberries

1 extremely ripe banana

2-3 slices of canned peach (or ½ peach)

Pack down the spinach in the blender, add the concentrate, water and yogurt. Blend until liquefied.  Place the strawberries in the mixture, letting them set for 1-2 minutes to thaw just a little bit, then add banana and peach.  Blend until there are no more chunks.  YUMMO!  Serves 2IMAG1526IMAG1530