This month I was on the hunt for a good summer-y recipe from my assigned blog: Food Baby Life written by Aussie mom of two, Susan. I almost went with the The Hulk Green Smoothie...and can't help but have been tempted by these Easy Nutella Brownie Bites or these Cappuccino Brownie Bites. But ultimately I decided upon the Zingy Green Juice recipe and modified it to a smoothie recipe because unfortunately I don't have a juicer. But I really wish I did! I cut down one apple and used Greek yogurt as my base with a little bit of pineapple juice.
I loved how just absolutely delicious this smoothie was. The kids gobbled it up too, which is a huge deal to me because Matthew is much like me where he won't really eat a lot of fruits because of their texture - smoothies/juice are usually the perfect compromise. I can't wait to make it again because I want to put in my popsicle mold! The lemon and ginger really brought out that little zip to make it more than just a fruity sweet smoothie :)
What you need:
- 2 large apples, peeled and cored
- 2 kiwis, peeled
- 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled
- 6 romaine lettuce leaves
- Juice of 1 small lemon
- Dash of ginger
- Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- Fruit juice (pineapple, apple, grape, etc)
- Blend all in a blender until smooth, using the amount of yogurt to your liking. Using fruit juice to reach desired consistency.
Recipe adapted from Food Baby Life