Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Green Smoothie aka Shrek Shake

I said in my last blog I would add a vegetable serving and a fruit serving to my breakfasts. I read this article about green smoothies:


Basically, it's 1/2 cup frozen fruit, 1/2 cup frozen banana slices, 1 cup of milk (I sometimes use soy milk), vanilla, and optional sweetener (I use a tsp sugar), and 1 cup of raw SPINACH. It's surprisingly good. My kids like it: I call it the Shrek shake (not my idea...but it sure sells it to the kids). If I use blue or black berries, it isn't green at all. It's the yucky color you have when you mix all the colors in play-doh.

It's hard to get in the mood for it during these cold mornings, though! I'll just have to warm up by "dancing" around my kitchen to my playlist. :-P


  1. Oooh, I'm not brave enough yet. Maybe get there someday!

    (I thought your sidebar said, "flirt before breakfast." It's early."

  2. It's really good. I can vouch for it!

  3. I laugh that my husband LOVED his shakes...and then he caught me cramming in the spinach the other morning.
    he'd had no clue it was even in there...


  4. I still haven't tried this although I see them all over the blog world!!

  5. There are a million variations too--I just think it's so cool that you can HIDE vegetables with fruity flavors and get credit for them in the morning!

    Thanks for the mention!

  6. I know I'm a small kid in a big kids body, and I too would drink anything called a Shrek Shake lol
    Next time I definitely am going to throw in some Vanilla

  7. Sunset smoothie: 2 or 3 chopped carrots and half a blender of vanilla yoghurt. Shake it, Baby, shake! (If you'd rather use plain yoghurt, sweeten with stevia and a pinch of cardamom.)