My husband Ted, a.k.a. the Smoothie King, suggested we name this blueberry spinach smoothie Dark and Anti, thanks to its rich color and mega-dose of antioxidants. I love this smoothie, but think the name doesn't do it justice, so I've dubbed it Purple and Powerful. The spinach plays a supporting role, so what you have is a vibrant fruit smoothie with a bonus of dark leafy greens tucked inside, perfect for sending kids back to school with a serving of vegetables for breakfast. I tried on two different days to get a good photo of this amazing smoothie, and believe it or not, these photos are the best of the bunch. Purple and Powerful looks much better in real life than it does here. Alas, I don't seem to have the smoothie photography gene. You'll have to trust me, and taste for yourself.
Blueberry spinach smoothie (a.k.a. Purple and Powerful)
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves, firmly packed
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened white grape juice
1 Tbsp agave nectar
Zest of half a lemon (or half a Meyer lemon, or half a tangerine)
5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients except the ice in a blender. Process until almost smooth. Add the ice cubes and process until completely smooth.
More blender drink recipes in The Perfect Pantry:
Berry blast smoothie
Green goodness smoothie with banana and raisins
Ted's apple smoothie with yogurt, honey and cardamom
Cool-as-a-cucumber smoothie with Greek yogurt
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Ginger and spinach green smoothie, from Love and Olive Oil
Dark chocolate blueberry protein and spinach smoothie, from Green Lite Bites
Kale spinach and pear smoothie, from Joy the Baker
Mango, banana, raspberry and spinach smoothie, from Clean & Delicious
Coconut green smoothie, from Two Peas & Their Pod
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