“Not Green” Smoothies- Kids Cook Monday


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I set out to make some green smoothies with Brady today. We love smoothies around here, but I’ve never attempted a green one. They always kind of weirded me out to be honest, but I have been assured that they are super tasty! I had a big bag of spinach in my fridge so I thought, why not give it a try for a little St. Patty’s treat?!

Well…we made our smoothie. It tasted yummy. Brady had fun. BUT, it didn’t turn out green!! What did we do wrong?? I’m guessing we put in too many blueberries, but I assure you, there was tons of spinach in this thing. The good news was that you really cannot taste the spinach in the smoothie. How exciting that you can sneak  in so much veggie goodness into something that tastes like dessert! Thankfully, Brady was not disappointed that his smoothie did not turn out the green color I had promised him. He drank the whole thing and it was a success…but not green.

Here’s how we made our “not green” smoothies.


1 Banana
1 cup ice
1 cup juice (we used orange pineapple)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1 container of blueberry greek yogurt
Half a bag of fresh spinach leaves

Brady threw all the ingredients in the blender and then had the all important job of pushing the button to blend away!!!

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Even though our smoothies weren’t green, we had plenty St. Patty’s day fun today!

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