The Kid brought this recipe home from school and has been buggin' me to buy the ingredients. They had made it in the classroom and he kept talking about how good it was. I myself, was a little skeptical. I drink a smoothie almost every day in the summer, but adding any kind of leaves was not high on my 'try' list.
I was wrong. Honest to God, if it wasn't green, there's no way you'd know there was spinach in it. It's really, really good. The four of us split a batch last night and then I made another batch this morning.
The recipe is a good starting point, but feel free to use whatever fruit and/or juice you like.
Here's the recipe:
Green Leaf Power Smoothie
1 C orange juice
1/2 C pineapple juice
1/2 C plain or vanilla yogurt (I used vanilla, but since plain has way less sugar, I'd try that with some vanilla extract)
1 banana, peeled and sliced
2 C fresh spinach leaves
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until completely smooth. Drink.
Here's mine in the glass: