This last couple weeks before school have been a bit of a free-for-all around our house. Boys staying up all hours of the night, random eating of all sorts of snacks and junk through out the day, wardrobes consisting of bathing suits or pajamas — and no one to stop it. Well it’s one week until school starts and time to start getting back into some sort of routine. I like the way I feel when I eat cleaner — I also like the way my boys behave, sleep, concentrate, etc when they are eating cleaner. Time to get things back to normal. We’re kicking things off with this super creamy green smoothie.
When I first started making green smoothies I wouldn’t let my boys see what went in them — you know the whole “I hate spinach” thing — much less get them to eat a raw avocado. However, once I had sold them on the smoothies I’ve started letting them help make them. They swear you can’t taste the veggies. No lie.
To make this little jewel you’ll need:
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1/2 to 1 whole banana
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 3/4 cup frozen mangos and/or peaches (any frozen fruit could easily be used)
- 3/4 water (although you could use soy/almond/coconut milk)
- Throw it in the blender and watch the magic happen.
*I chose to add 1 tbsp of protein powder and 1/4 greek yogurt to add some extra protein for the boys
And here it is — the green creamy goodness! Yum! It really is creamy — almost like a thin pudding. It was filling and I’m pretty sure I could hear our bodies singing songs of happiness for the green goodness.