After 120 some-odd smoothies in our BlendTec, I think I’ve finally perfected a semi-green smoothie that my kids will eat. For some reason, I don’t mind weird tasting smoothies but they do. Sigh.
And the dog sings while it blends…
Step 1: add liquid (water or juice) to allow the blade to start it's job.
Step 2: add a heaping serving spoon of super protein rich Greek yogurt (too much and it'll be too sour because I don't add sweetener).
The Greek Yogurt (I got from Costco) label... Hey! Gluten-free!
Step 3-4: add a huge handful of spinach (it's tasteless and I usually add WAY MORE than what you see in this pic but this was all we had in the fridge) and a banana for sweetness and creamy texture (without having to add heavy cream like I have been known to do in the past), which can be fresh or frozen (freeze bananas in 1/4's individually on a cookie sheet before transferring them to a storage bag or they'll all stick together).
Step 5: add frozen mixed berries for the rich, red color, taste, and chilled effect (if I use non-frozen berries I'll add ice at this point).
Step 6-7: blend it all up, pour it into a cup/glass (I have been known to stick a straw into the pitcher so I don't have to dirty another dish), and enjoy (but not too fast or a brain freeze might ensue).
Give it a try if these flavors intrigue you. It’s a trial-and-error sort of method, especially if you don’t have certain ingredients on hand. But I actually get cravings for my smoothies, especially in place of breakfast. Sure, I could have more greens or other healthier items, but this is better than a bowl of Cap’n Crunch and doesn’t rip the roof off my mouth!