Start with bananas: 1, or 2 if you have them.
Old bananas work great. Frozen old bananas, even better.
Now grab a HUGE handful of spinach. Yeah, that much. The bananas cancel out the spinach flavor almost entirely, and it's loaded with nutrients. Loaded.
Sometimes I forget this part, but I like to give it a shake of benefiber.
(I should have made this step "Number Two").
Sometimes I'll throw in berries--strawberries, blueberries, blackberries... whatever we have. And if I have time, I'll brew up some green tea, cool it off, and throw it in. Most days, though, I don't.
Top with skim or lowfat milk. I switch this up.
Blend away! You'll notice the rather unappetizing color, which is where our last ingredient comes in: plastic restaurant cups with lids and straws.
The kids sip their smoothies during Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
(Both kids asked for seconds this morning--they love our healthy smoothies!) I like that we start the day filling our bodies with fresh veggies, fruit and calcium--sometimes we barely get any veggies during the rest of the day (sad, but it happens), but we begin it fully loaded with healthy goodness. And that counts for something.