Hidden-Spinach Berry Smoothie

Hidden-Spinach Berry Smoothie

Recipe by Robin Asbell, also available at StrongerTogether.coop. Find more recipes and information about your food and where it comes from at www.strongertogether.coop.

Recipe Information

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Start your day with a big spinach salad? You will enjoy a salad's worth of healthy spinach in this luscious smoothie, and hardly notice it's there. Try freezing your own local berries when they are in season to use in smoothies all year long. When bananas start getting soft, just peel them, pop them in a freezer bag, and freeze to use in smoothies. Using frozen berries and bananas will give you a thick, almost ice-cream texture, and you may need to add a little milk to help it blend.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) frozen or fresh red berries, raspberries, strawberries, or a mix
  • 3 cups (3 ounces) spinach (packed)
  • 1 cup yogurt, kefir, or a non-dairy alternative like almond milk
  • 1 large banana, fresh or frozen

Preparation

Put the berries and spinach in the blender first, and add the yogurt and banana. Process, scraping down as needed. Blend until smooth and serve.

Nutritional Information

247 calories, 2 g. fat, 5 mg. cholesterol, 157 mg. sodium, 52 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. fiber, 8 g. protein