I’m not necessarily a huge smoothie person but it’s one of the few ways I get some nutrients into my son.
Then…he didn’t want anything to do with this. First, he said he liked it. Then, he came back and said he didn’t. I just tried to mix it up and use something other than strawberry and banana but guess he picked up on that real quick!
One thing I do love doing to our smoothies is adding spinach. Spinach is a great source of iron plus it has virtually no taste when added to a smoothie! Perfect!
Another thing I’ve been doing lately is being sure to start off our mornings with a little bit of cinnamon. Typically I add it to my coffee but this particular day I added it to the smoothie. Delicious!
Why am I doing this? Well, on one of the days I actually had the guts to watch Dr. Oz…yes, I try to avoid it. Anyone else feel like you’ve suddenly got 100+ diseases after watching that show or suddenly need to stop eating everything you are eating and just starve? Oh…it’s just me.
Anyway…it was mentioned that having a teaspoon of cinnamon in the mornings can help stabilize your blood sugar throughout the day. I’m hypoglycemic, so I thought I’d try this…I’m sold. I really think it works. Since doing this, I haven’t had an episode where my blood sugar has felt out of whack aside from a few times where I just really forgot to eat!
The perfect way to add it in is in your morning drink either smoothie, coffee, tea, or whatever you want to add it to!
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Berry Spinach Smoothie
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries or Fresh Berries
- 4 oz Strawberry Yogurt
- 1/2 Cup of Fresh Spinach
- 1/2 Cup Skim Milk or Milk Alternative
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- In a blender combine all ingredients and add a handful of ice.
- Blend in accordance to your blender settings for a smoothie, typically about a minute.
- If it's a bit too thick when blended, add a little bit of water and blend again for another minute.
- Serve cold.
- This can also be blended with out ice then served over ice.
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Comments & Reviews
Judy Bradley says
This is similar to what I make and also share with my grandchildren now that I have them all day 3 days a week. They do not care for veggies & are selective about fruits, but they love my smoothies with a banana, lots of frozen berries (mixed) big handful of spinach, 4 or 5 baby carrots, half an apple, then maybe a little juice of some kind and occasionally a yogurt, 3 ice cubes, and cold water. Sometimes fruit or veggies will have an off taste so I add one of those little tubes like you can add to a bottle of water for flavor. I like lemon berry or raspberry the best. The kids love it and at least there is some sort of fruit & veggies being consumed.
What if you use frozen spinach?
Kristy Still says
That will work too, I do that as well.