1/4 c. flax seed meal
1 c. frozen berries
3 c. fresh baby spinach
1 c. orange juice
1 c. water
1 T. local honey
Put ingredients in blender in order listed and blend well. Pour into 2 or 3 glasses and enjoy.
i make a smoothie most every morning and have for nearly 4 years now. i am not a big meat eater or even a salad lover, so i love it knowing i am drinking all of that iron-rich super-healthly spinach.
the flax seed is full of the good kind of fat, omega-3s, and i keep it handy in a pretty canister on my counter. i keep a big ziploc bag in my freezer and when strawberries get soft or river doesnt finish an apple that i have sliced for him, i toss them in the bag. or when blueberries are on sale, i buy double and use them for my smoothie. local honey is expensive but worth it cause it helps with allergies.
kale is another GREAT FOR YOU leafy green that i started adding just this week. over the years i have also blended celery, cucumber, carrots into the smoothies. the taste is still just as delicious.
i have friends who drink this in the mornings, but make sure and put a lid on it cause they are embarrassed of the brownish greenish color. make it. your body needs at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables EVERY DAY. i PROMISE it is delicious and i PROMISE your kids will like it. my friend KK has another great recipe for a smoothie with some great ideas on how to get your kids to drink it.