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Kermit Smoothie

Kermit Smoothie

Some call this the “Shrek” smoothie. Since my kids don’t know Shrek as well as Kermit I called it a Kermit smoothie.

They LOVE it!

INGREDIENTS:
1 frozen banana
1 c frozen peaches
1 c frozen mango chunks
2-3 c cold almond milk
2-3 ice cubes
2 handfuls spinach
OPTIONAL: splash lemon or orange juice

Honestly, I don’t measure this stuff! I put about half the frozen fruit into the blender & 1 c of the almond milk & blend. Then add the ice cubes. Blend. (Add as much more almond milk as you may need.) Add the rest of the fruit. Blend. Then add the spinach. Blend. As you can probably tell, I don’t have a powerful blender. If you have a Vita Mix or whatever you can probably toss it all in at once!

Start out using less almond milk until you get used to it. It’s easier to thin the smoothie out than it is to make it thicker.

I love to add a few ice cubes and 2-3 TBSP lemon juice since it’s a sweet drink and needs a little acid.

You can’t taste the spinach at all! My kids LOVE this! They have had variations on this one for the past three days. What’s the spinach for? Spinach is SOOOOOOO full of vitamins!! And it makes a crazy bright Kermit green smoothie! (Unless you add blueberries & strawberries, in which case it makes a gnarly brown smoothie that is still delicious.)

There’s my other “smoothie” on the left. A STRONG coffee.

The kids drink it from those plastic cups you get at restaurants.This one is from Benihana’s. And the beer cozy (koozie?) is courtesy of a pre-kid weekend up at the Tuolumne River. Classy!

Maddie wants to call it “Frog Pillow Smoothie” after a particularly filthy little someone special to her.

Kermit Smoothie
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 3
 

Perfect vehicle to transport raw spinach from your fridge to your kids’ stomachs!
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 c frozen peaches
  • 1 c frozen mango chunks
  • 1-2 c cold almond milk
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • OPTIONAL: splash lemon or orange juice

Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in blender. Blend!
  2. Adjust amount of almond milk to make smoothie thicker or thinner according to your desires!

 



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2 comments on Kermit Smoothie

  1. Rebecca
    May 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm (2001 days ago)

    Have you tried it with regular milk? Is it just as good? I want to make it but don’t know if you recommend the almond milk for the flavor to help mask the spinach, or just for the health benefits. I can find it here but don’t have it on hand right now.

  2. Christina
    May 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm (2000 days ago)

    Hi R – YES, you could try a little juice, milk or even water. I just used almond milk for fun. I haven’t tried it all these ways but I’ve been reading a million different combos so seems it’s worth trying. When I use juice I use an apple juice that is made of only apples – nothing added – to keep it from getting over-the-top sweet. Let me know how it turns out!! I’m going to try water next time. That frozen fruit is so sweet that it doesn’t hurt to dilute it a bit.

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