This green blueberry smoothie recipe will knock your socks off and the kids will actually eat it. Using stuff you have on hand and full of antioxidants, this is one for the recipe books.
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Smoothies ARE a Culinary Skill… Right?
I can make a mean smoothie – the popular blood orange green smoothie is still going strong in our house 5 years after I whipped it up for the first time. Now I know all of the “real” cooks out there are thinking, “that is not a culinary skill.”
Now, if you’ve ever tried making popsicles or smoothie-sicles, you know that it’s a pain to get them OUT! I’ve been tricked into buying pop maker after pop maker – and I was even cut once by breaking plastic – so I was apprehensive to try yet another product.
But I finally found the Freezer Pops Maker that is so easy to use and just the right size for a small, sweet treat (for kids or adult-sized kids in need of a healthy, sweet snack).
We usually have a smoothie as part of our breakfast and then enjoy the pops for an afternoon snack or save them for another day. They usually only hang around a couple days in our house.
When I want to make the pops, use the recipe below (or any other) and add a bit more coconut water. You don’t need much to extend the recipe (maybe 1/3 of a cup) and it works just fine for an additional 3-6 of these little pops. Psst: that’s a great feature of these pop makers – you can separate them for easy storage or if you only want to make a few pops
Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
To make the smoothie, add all of the ingredients in a blender and select the “make mommy a margarita” option if you have one (ice crushing).
1/2 c frozen (or fresh) organic blueberries
1 small banana
1/2 c organic Greek yogurt
1/2 – 1 c non-flavored coconut water (can use water; use more if you want leftovers to make pops)
1/2 c organic reduced-fat milk (or substitute)
2 handfuls of spinach (or kale)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 – 1 tbsp of honey (optional, if your kids need sweetness to cut the greens)