“More Greens Please!” Strawberry Smoothie

1 Jul

More-Greens-Please Strawberry Smoothie

Want to WOW your 4th of July guests with a yummy Strawberry Smoothie full of undetectable Greens?  Look no further!  This recipe is a variation from our Basic Smoothie, but with 50% more greens!  With Strawberries in season the past 2 months, we have enjoyed drinking this immensely.

Puree in a high speed blender:

2 dates, optional but children prefer a sweeter smoothie

3 bananas (I sometimes freeze my bananas for a cooler drink in the Summer)

2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice

16 oz of strawberries

6 cups seasonal leafy greens (we love microgreens from City Roots!)

Enjoy!

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4 Responses to ““More Greens Please!” Strawberry Smoothie”

  1. Laura July 4, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    I never thought of adding dates! Do you think I could substitute fresh blueberries for the strawberries and have a similar texture? I will try this one!

    • Mama In The Kitchen July 4, 2011 at 11:04 am #

      Laura – I wouldn’t substitute with the same ratio as strawberries because blueberries have a high pectin content… and when not drank immediately, will have a pudding like consistency. You can try maybe with half the amount and see how it goes? Let me know! 😉 Happy 4th!

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