Monday, June 24, 2013

Secret Recipe Club: Zingy Green Smoothie

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 :)

Zingy Green Smoothie - apples, kiwi, and cucumber, oh my! Refreshing and delicious |

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)
  1. 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

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