Thursday, April 22, 2010

Green smoothie swirls.


Here is how I make my fun, multi-colored green smoothies. These are more "special occasion" concoctions because they take a tiny bit more time.

My kids' favorite base for smoothies is always Very Vanilla Soy Milk. I do not always use this, but it makes an appearance for special times. I start by pouring about an inch into the bottom of the glass.

In my blender, I put in a can of pineapple (I try to have it already chilled in the fridge), two large handfuls of baby spinach and a little bit of water or soy milk. I let it stay thick. Then pour an inch or two of this into the glass, usually right down the middle, dividing it between all glasses.

Then, I start over in the blender. Usually this time around I do another handful of spinach with some frozen berries and more water or soy milk. When I pour THIS batch into the glasses, I try to keep it over to one side (so you can see the color through the glass - otherwise it's not NEARLY as festive).

And that's that! Swirly green smoothies. Packs a health filled punch and it makes you smile.


9 comments:

Deb(bie Debbie Doo) said...

I was wondering if that was the basic idea at play here - wonder if w/ the Barnie addition (any purple smoothies are still called Barnie smoothies over here from way back when my 16yr old loved Barnie) Eli might be tempted to give a green smoothie a try!

Shan said...

You are a very good girl indeed. Thank you for clearing up the ???? You know this crunchy stuff is ironically unnatural for me.

Christine said...

Shan, I like your squishiness.

Ellen said...

I like Shannon's squishiness, too.

Shan said...

Ah shucks girls.....They call me Squishy Shan round these parts...(Of course I'm gesturing around my middle right now.)

Aimee said...

the milk base in the cup is brilliant. def going to try that next time.

Summer said...

1) I am so making this tomorrow.

2) I'm so freaking jealous that Organic Sister is there. Tell her I'm living by her dread washing blog posts for my hair.

Kristen's Raw said...

Kids + Green Smoothies = AWESOME!

Cheers,
Kristen

Emily said...

Sounds yummy to me! I love green smoothies, but this sounds like fun!