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.