This winter has been brutal on our house for illness and because of that I have been buying fruit smoothies from the grocery store like they are going out of style. The added fruits and veggies help keep our immune system working so they can fight off all the germs L brings home from day care. However, they are not cheap. I just spent $3.99 on one 15 oz bottle. Yikes! While our health thanks me our pocket book is crying. So, I decided to give a make at home recipe a try. I have to say that this recipe is just as good as what I am getting at the store [if not better] and it makes twice as much. I drink one in the morning and save the other for the next day. There is some seperation but I just give it a good shake and am on my way.
If you need to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet this is a great [painless] way to do so.
Green Monster Smoothie
Adapted: Confections of a Foodie Bride, originally from Annie's Eats
Yield: 2 Servings [10 oz each]
1 1/4 c fresh spinach, thick stems removed
1/2 c mango, chopped
1/2 large apple
1/2 large banana, frozen
3/4 c orange juice
1 tbsp honey (optional)
Add spinach, mango, apple, banana and juice to the blender and blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness and add honey as desired. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.