Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Go-To Green Drink


I will have you know that I've been drinking green drinks since my teens (many thanks to my mother), and I've been making them since college.   Apparently it's all the rage nowadays, as even Jamba Juice is making veggie smoothies.  But, I will have you know that mine taste WAY better!  Seriously, my coworker (who is always such a willing guinea pig) told me that she tried one that had bell peppers in it.  Bell peppers?!?! Seriously.  Anyway, she told them theirs are yucky and mine are yummy.  She literally told them that mine are better!  Because they are.  True story.

Ingredients:
  • 1 c. apple juice
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 T. chia seeds (opt)
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach, frozen
  • 1 frozen banana
Directions:
  1. Place ingredients in order as listed in a blender.  Blend on high until super smooth.  If you don't have frozen bananas or spinach, then throw in a couple of ice cubes.  Serve cold.
I have a few more versions up my sleeve, so stay tuned!  But this particular recipe is the best for converting vegetable haters to the green side.  Honestly, my kids (and meat obsessed husband) love them.  No joke, they request them!  They really do crave them...  And some most days it is the only way I can get anything even remotely green into their picky little (big) mouths.  I make it, and they drink down it.  It keeps them healthy (and regular), and even makes them smile.  And there's nothing better than a green smile.  *B

3 comments:

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Yum this looks delicious!! I need to start making these.

Bulloch Family said...

I am definitely going have to try this drink! It looks yummy...

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try this version. I think the parsley was too much that one time, but maybe I'll give it another try.

mandi