Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shamrock Shake

 I got the idea for this recipe from a health information newsletter that I get.  I changed it just a tiny bit and decided to try it out for my family.  We love going to Roxberry to get smoothies but it gets so expensive.  I've been trying to come up with good smoothies combinations that my kids will love, that will be healthy, and that will be affordable.

So, this is Green Smoothie #2:

1 ripe avocado
1 handful of baby spinach
1 scoop of yogurt
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup flax seeds
1 1/2 half cup orange juice

 I made a huge batch because my kids told me that they wanted smoothies.
Well...Bridger told me that he wanted orange juice and I told him that I bought it for smoothies...at which point he reassured me that he really wanted a smoothie.
Bridger did not like it because he told me that it tasted like guacamole.
Saxon wouldn't try it because he was expecting an orange smoothie since I told them I was using orange juice.  He was sure that I had tricked him.
Dalton loved it though!
I really liked it too.  The avocado made it creamy like an ice cream shake.  Nate said he could definitely taste the avocado, but it didn't bother him.
I guess it was only a partial success since my kids wouldn't touch it :)

1 comment:

  1. I've seen these green smoothies everywhere and I think I'm too scared to try one! Haha. But the OJ looks good in it :)