Kid-Friendly Smoothie Recipe….with Spinach!

Have I mentioned that I have a sweet tooth? Well, actually, I have an entire mouthful of sweet teeth! Sadly, I must admit that I have been known to eat hot fudge brownie sundaes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ….yes, all in the same day. That was BK (before kids.) My thighs do not approve of this meal plan any more. So, I have had to come up with alternate ways to satisfy my strong desire for sweets.

Enter fresh fruit……..

After trying several disgusting smoothie recipes, I finally found one that is a hit with everyone in the house…..including my kids! It is packed with life-giving foods! Much to my dismay, brownie sundaes are not life-giving. :(


Note: This recipe is adapted from the recipe on the back of the frozen strawberries sold at Costco.


Berry Good Smoothies

1 1/2 cups whole, frozen strawberries

1 banana, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup or frozen blueberries

1 1/2 cup of low fat milk

1 cup low-fat yogurt, any flavor (We prefer strawberry or vanilla.)

7 ice cubes

a small handful of fresh spinach, stems removed (optional) (Start with a small amount. If they don’t notice, then add a few more next time.)

2 Tablespoons of Chia seeds (optional) (If you have a child that has a problem with texture, then leave out the Chia seeds. You can’t taste them, but they change the texture.)

1-3 Tablespoons of honey (optional) (I don’t use honey. I think it is sweet enough without it. But, the original recipe calls for it, so I thought I would let you choose.)



1. Give your kids a task in another room. If they see the spinach, then they may hate it without even trying it!

2. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

3. Makes 4 servings (8 oz. each).


The ‘Before’ Picture……… This smoothie includes chia seeds and spinach leaves.

The ‘After’ picture……can you find a spinach leaf? I don’t think so!


Ch…ch…ch…chia! Yup! They are the same thing used in those somewhat disturbing gag gifts! Chia seeds can be used to make a rather unpleasant version of our president or they can increase the amount of Omega-3 in your diet. I buy mine at Costco. Actually, most all of these smoothie ingredients come from Costco!

Here is a close-up view of Chia seeds. They are very tiny! Honestly, we can’t taste them. They change the texture, but not the taste!

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