In the search for smoothies that are both healthy and delicious, I am happy to report I have found another winner.
Here you get two handfuls of spinach, yet you can’t taste the spinach in the final drink. Spinach is generally mild tasting. I happen to love spinach and love spinach salads, but if you are someone who doesn’t, this may be a way to get all the nutritious benefits of this wonderful green. I also added fresh ginger for a little added zip. I would consider this a mild tasting smoothie compared to the Green Kale Smoothie , (which was much sweeter tasting), I posted a few weeks ago and bet most kids would love it.
The great thing about smoothies is that you can add or subtract ingredients according to your tastes.
Stay tuned for a strawberry smoothie I will be posting in the future.
How great is it to eat two handfuls of spinach first thing in the morning (or anytime)? Awesome!
Kitchen Tip – freeze your fresh ginger and it will last months. Simply peel ginger and place in a Ziploc baggie. It will be ready to go when you need it. Since ginger is very perishable, this is a great way to store it.
1 cup almond milk ( I prefer the refrigerated almond milk, and it is sweetened)
2 large handfuls of fresh spinach
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
1 tablespoon orange juice (fresh or carton) – optional
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
4 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse on high until all ingredients are blended, approximately 1 minute.
- 1 cup almond milk (I used refrigerated, original, sweetened almond milk)
- 2 large handfuls of spinach
- 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled
- 1 tablespoon orange juice (fresh or carton)
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed - optional
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 banana
- Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse at high speed for approximately one minute until perfectly blended.