I have one particular smoothie that I make several times a week. I’d make it every day, if I wasn’t always running out of spinach or pineapple.
I like it because it’s a dairy-free, juice-free green smoothie – and it still tastes delicious.
This is made from whole foods (fruits and spinach!), and is even kid-friendly.
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 banana
- 1 1/2 cup tropical frozen fruit mix (I either buy pre-mixed frozen fruit at Kroger or cut it up and freeze it myself – I use a mix of mango, pineapple, and strawberries)
- 1 cup spinach (I cram as much as I can into my single-serve blender)
- 1 cup water (just add more if it’s too thick)
- Optional: handful of mint (I love mint in my smoothies, but it does give it some kick!)
How to make it:
- Put it all together and blend it!
My kids will drink this, and they know it has spinach in it. That’s how fruity it is.
I love it because it tastes good, but also because it is really filling. I usually have this for breakfast or for my mid-afternoon CRASH around 3:00 PM.
It’s also easy to add flaxseed to this smoothie.
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This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. I put spinach from my garden in smoothies too! But, it’s beginning to bolt now, so I’ll be trying this soon. Thanks for sharing. Pinned.
It really is so good! I like it with a ton of spinach (actually, I cram as much in there as I can), but for the kids I always add more pineapple.
I love this! I’m such a nerd though, I only use berries…try to avoid the sugar in pineapple. I know I know….I’m working on it!
LOL! I actually often make it with frozen berries instead of the pineapple and mango and it’s just as delicious!
Sound interesting. I haven’t gotten into green smoothies yet
They are so good for you! And can be pretty tasty, too – although, I made some with kale a couple weeks ago and I hated it.
This one sounds about the same as mine…but I haven’t tried avocado..or mint. I’ll have to throw those in one morning. I cannot get my kids to drink them though.
They probably won’t like the mint! The avocado they might not notice, except for the color.
This smoothie looks GOOD
I’ve actually never tasted something like this – with all these ingredients together
If I make it, I’d better not tell my husband what’s in it (LOL)
It’s so good! And if I can trick my kids into eating it, you can totally trick your husband, lol!
So going to try this. Great way for me to sneak in more veggies.
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Nice. Will have to try this combo! Never tried one with avocado before. My go to recipe is spinach , banana, mango and peach with some blueberries. I like to add some orange too if I have it, as then I can add less water.
Ben LOVES smoothies.
I tried it with kale and actually thought it was pretty good. I did not like swiss chard.
My kids love smoothies, too! I tried kale but I didn’t like it…it didn’t seem to blend as well as spinach.
Try the avocado…it doesn’t make a huge difference in taste, but it improves the texture a ton.
How many points would this be?
That is actually a great question. The foods all combined only equal 2 PP. But if you use the recipe function online to calculate the points, I believe it is 6. Super confusing. 🙁
what can be substituted instead of the AVO. my son can’t have AVO and i really like this recipe//
I think you could leave it out entirely and it would still taste the same (or close to it!). 🙂