Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Green Smoothies
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One of the best ways to consume larger quantities of dark leafy greens is to whirl them into a smoothie! This has been the easiest way to include even more fresh leafy variety into my childrens' diets.
If you've never tried a green smoothie, you might be amazed by how delicious they are! The first time I added spinach to a smoothie, Yehoshua (age 4) looked doubtful. He was excited about drinking something bright green, though, and even more excited when he tasted it and couldn't taste the spinach part! ;)
You can find our strawberry green smoothie recipe here; this is the combination we make most frequently!
As with just about any recipe, you can switch things around, add, subtract, and whatever else you want to do to come up with your perfect smoothie combo! :)
Here are some of the things we keep on hand and use in smoothies:
Cream (best whipped separately and stirred in at the end!)
Yogurt or kefir
Extracts (vanilla, almond)
Tip from Joshua: For a creamier, fluffier smoothie, whirl the milk by itself on high for a few minutes before adding anything else!
And last week Lorrie shared her green smoothie recipe with a tip: Don't use frozen spinach! It'll be chunky and leave a strong flavor. :)
Any more green smoothie tips out there? Send them my way! :)
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