Green smoothies that aren’t green

IMG_2197Everyone has their own reaction when they first hear about green smoothies. The truth is, you can pack a lot of nutrients into a smoothie without it being completely green. Because, let's be honest, it's the color you are afraid of, isn't it!

This is the smoothie I make for my girls.

1.5 cups apple juice

4 cups spinach or kale

1 carrot

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen blueberries

3/4 cup frozen raspberries

This smoothie makes enough for my three girls. You can't beat that! One of the great things about this green smoothie is that it isn't actually green. Even though my girls help put the ingredients into the blender, they always act suspicious when the fruit/veggie combo produces a green (or brown) smoothie. So the trick is to use some dark fruit. While peaches and pineapple or banana are yummy in a smoothie, they aren't dark enough on their own. At least for my girls. 

Optional add ins:

1/4 c. ground flax seed

1 c. Kefir

1/4 c. wheat germ

How do you like your smoothies?


  1. says

    good for you! I love my “colorful” smoothies especially on a day that I am rushed for breakfast or just need more fruits and veggies.

  2. Joanna says

    I just made this for my picky toddler and it’s a HIT! As I type, he’s saying “yummy icecream.” Any other tricks like this, send my way!