Spinach is one of nature's superfoods. It is packed with vitamins and nutrients. In fact, it has more iron than most greens and is rich in lutein, which is good for your eyesight. Additionaly, spinach has strong anticancer properties. Conventionally grown spinach is fairly high in nitrates; buy organic whenever possible. Look for spinach with brightly colored green leaves that show no signs of wilting or decay. Spinach will stay fresh in a sealed container in the refrigerator for about 1 week.
Royce was in the kitchen with me as I was making this smoothie. He could not believe that I was going to put spinach in a smoothie. He was skeptical and not even sure he wanted to try it. He took one little sip and was hooked! He kept saying, "Mom this is blowing my mind! This is 1000% delicious!" So cute.
This Go Green Smoothie recipe is suitable for babies 10-12 months, toddlers, big kids and adults. Before combining foods, make sure your baby has tried each one individually first.
What you'll need:
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 banana - peeled
10 organic strawberries - washed with the green stem removed
3-4 cups of organic baby spinach - washed
2 handfuls of ice cubes
Makes 3-4 servings
*Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
*Serve or freeze.
*Extra Go Green Smoothie can be stored in an airtight container for about 2 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
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