To be honest, I thought I'd be the last person ever to utter these words: "I like green smoothies!" Yet, when my husband Ted whipped up this green goodness smoothie, with baby spinach leaves providing the green, and bananas and raisins serving up the goodness, I fell in love with the whole green smoothie thing right then and there. Cold and refreshing for breakfast on a hot summer morning, this smoothie might be equally good with tender baby kale, and apple juice instead of the white grape juice, and dates in place of raisins, but it was pretty perfect just the way Ted made it. After I finished this little glass, I had another, and another after that. What a great way to start the day, with a serving of dark leafy greens dressed up in something icy cold and sweet.
Green goodness smoothie with banana and raisins
1/2 cup spinach leaves
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened white grape juice
10-15 golden raisins
6 ice cubes
In a blender, combine first 5 ingredients, and process until almost smooth. Add the ice cubes, and process until completely smooth.
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Coconut green smoothie, from Two Peas & Their Pod
Vegan detox green monster smoothie, from Ambitious Kitchen
Limeade green smoothie, from Bake Your Day
Kale spinach and pear smoothie, from Joy the Baker
Spinach banana oat smoothie, from Weeklybite
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