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Berry Green Smoothie (My kids love this)

This Berry Green Smoothie is such a great intro to adding greens to your smoothies.
The leftovers make amazing popsicles!

This is the world's most kid-friendly green smoothie! Fresh, bright, and delicious. (Vegan)
This is the world’s most child-friendly green smoothie. Not even going to dance around it.

Why? Because it’s somewhere in the pink and purple family.

I often think that marketing should be a required course load before humans become parents. It’s an essential skill. We use a lot of marketing in the kitchen. A name like Jedi Juice or Monster Smoothie or calling smoothies “fruit ice cream” (like we do) makes them WAY more exciting to the tiny humans at our house.

My kids love this Berry Green Smoothie. They can't even tell there are greens inside.
I’m thankful to be at a point with Milo and Sophie that if a smoothie IS visibly green, they do okay (since I put it in delicious recipes like Peach Mango Bliss or Creamy Vanilla Kale Smoothies), but we’ve been slowly working on increasing the amount of spinach or greens we add to smoothies as they adjust to the flavor. Sophie has always been more sensitive about green things in her smoothies than Milo has, so we went slowly, 1/2 a cup of greens at a time, and over a few months, she does great with a decent dose in her smoothies or smoothie popsicles these days.

This Berry Green Smoothie is fresh and bright. We love the combination of berries and orange juice. The spinach completely hides visually and from a taste perspective. You can always add more here. When I make it just for me and Milo, I add a full 2 cups of spinach. You may want to start smaller (as I have to do for Sophie).

It’s an easy recipe to make your own…

Bright, fresh flavors and beautiful rich colors in this Berry Green Smoothie. You'd never know there were greens in it!

Notes on the Recipe:

Shake it up! There is a lot of flexibility here. I add 1 cup of orange juice and then 1 cup of something else. You can use water, ice, almond, coconut, or dairy milk, or you can add yogurt (dairy or non-dairy) or even some banana. I most often use water or coconut milk. Whatever you have on hand!

All about that base. As for the berries, I most often buy a bag of mixed frozen berries, so I just scoop 3 cups of mixed berries out. I prefer this smoothie best when there are at least a few strawberries in the mix.

Get fresh. If fresh berries are in season, feel free to use fresh ones in place of frozen! You’ll just want to add 1 cup of ice so that it’s a bit frosty.

If you don’t have a high-speed blender, I’ve found that the best way to get the greens to blend smoothly is to puree them with the juice and liquids first before adding the other ingredients. That way they really have a chance to break down as much as possible (which is really important to my texture-sensitive little ones).

Save it for later. This is one of our favorite smoothies to freeze in a popsicle mold. They make such a yummy snack, especially in warm weather!

My kids love this Berry Green Smoothie. They can't even tell there are greens inside.

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This Berry Green Smoothie is so scrumptious. Try it with a little yogurt or banana to change it up!

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This Berry Green Smoothie is so scrumptious. Try it with a little yogurt or banana to change it up!

The Berry Green Smoothie


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: about 5 cups 1x

Description

If you don’t have a high-speed blender, puree the spinach with the juice and water first before adding the frozen berries. It will help give you a really smooth end result.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups frozen berries (I like equal parts raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries)
  • 12 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water (can sub 1c banana slices, yogurt, or almond/coconut milk)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the blender. Puree until completely smooth. Drink immediately or freeze into popsicles!

 

Your kids will never know this is really a green smoothie. We love the bright color and flavor!

3 Comments

  1. Yum! I love that this one is so easy, and looks amazing! Our blender pitcher melted to death in our broken dish washer last week, so once we get a new one, I’ll have to try this out!

  2. I was looking for a delicious smoothie and I’m so excited to try this! I found your blog on Bloglovin and I just followed you. So excited to read more!

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