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Ladies, start your engines! Or, having some trouble getting them started?? 😉 Skinny Ms. can help! Our easy-to-make and scrumptious-to-drink superfood smoothie will start your engines whether you want it to or not. And since you’re here, we’re guessing you want it to.
It’s got spinach for the requisite green -and for the good-to-have iron! And banana for the uber helpful potassium. You can use any kind of frozen berries you like and enjoy a variety of healthy benefits. We used blueberries because they look so pretty, taste so great, and pack antioxidants up the wazoo. And we can always use more antioxidants -couldn’t you??? 😉
Ginger is included in this queen of healthy smoothie recipes -so your digestion should be pleased with that. And Greek yogurt thickens things up in this superfood smoothie -not to mention adding a protein punch. A little green tea and some pomegranate juice bring even more antioxidants to the party -and frankly, what more could you ask for?
One smoothie and seven super foods. Drink up and reap the rewards!
- 1 cup baby spinach loosely packed (organic)
- 1 banana frozen, slice before freezing
- 1 cup berries frozen, unsweetened (blueberries were used in the photo)
- ginger root fresh, 1/2-inch slice
- 1/2 cup kefir plain, low fat, or Greek yogurt
- 1 cup chilled green tea unsweetened, home brewed is best
- 1/2 cup pure pomegranate juice
- 1 cup ice crushed
- Toss all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. The blender will be filled to the top with loads of superfoods, so be sure the lid is on securely before blending. It will take a minute or so for all the ingredients to blend completely.
- For a thinner smoothie, add more green tea.
- Enjoy and reap the benefits!!!
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Loved this smoothie! Delicious! Thanks for posting!!
Thank-you! So glad you enjoyed….one of our favorites too.
You're so welcome. Glad you enjoyed!
This is sooooo good. I add flax to mine for added benefit.
Brenda, Good idea!
This may be a dumb question but what is the size for one serving?
can this be refrozen to save for another day? I would had to waste 2 servings.
hapol2, Yes, smoothies freeze great! One clever way to freeze smoothies is in ice cube trays. They will be easy to re-blend when you pop them out of the tray.
I drink a green smoothie every morning but this pretty color enticed me so i made it last night. It was green like my other smoothies, how could it not be with kale and spinach? I made it again this morning and this time instead of mixed berries i just used strawberries and rasp for the fruit (and the bananas called for) Still green. Regarding taste, it was 'okay" Since i like all these ingredients and use them regularly in different ways, i will not make this again. for those who don't use these ingredients it would be a healthy way to get a good dose of beneficials….who said medicine had to taste great anyways? (it IS "okay")
This was very good but was kind of a gross brown color. Maybe I had too much kale?
Possibly. It should be loosely packed…so try a little less next time.
So yummy! I am on a super food kick and especially kale!
I LOVE this smoothie! So quick and easy for busy mornings getting my kids and fiancé ready. As a mother to almost one year old twins, this recipe is a great thing when we need to head out the door quickly 🙂
I love this smoothie because it is jam packed with nutrients and soooo delicious!!! It keeps me feeling full for hours too…an added bonus!! 🙂
I LOVE this one!!! Anything with kale and ginger gets my vote!! 🙂 (I add a little extra ginger, too)
Great smoothie!! A treat that's good for you!
I can't wait to try this. Hoping the kids like it as well.
I made this recently and liked it, but it didn't look as pretty as the picture. How did you get it so pink/red?
Delish! Great for a weekday breakfast!
Looks so yum
I'm addicted to these now. It doesn't look so pretty but I really like the taste and I have a ton of energy
Mary Anne, Me too!!! 🙂
What can be used to substitute the yogurt for dairy free?
Yes, but remember the protein content is important. Maybe try an avocado instead.
A lot of the comments said something about kale, but I read over the recipe over and over again and did not see kale. Are my eyes skipping something or did the recipe change?
flute bunny, The recipe probably changed.
I am allergic to bananas. Is there something I can use to substitute?
Yes, Kelli. A tablespoon of chia seeds will help to act as a binder and achieve a similar consistency.
I’m dairy free. Any suggestions for a yogurt substitute? thank you.
Tracey, There are daily free options by the Silk brand.
I can’t wait to try these smoothie
Thanks so much !! Do you think drinking the smoothies with excersiseing will help in loosing weight?
Linette, With consistency and commitment, yes. 🙂
Red fruit with greens will result in a brown color. Does not effect the taste. Blueberries will usually give you the beautiful purplish color. I’m looking forward to giving this a try. .
where can 100% pomegranate be purchased? In my area it is always mixed with other juices. I would prefer it not from concentrate juice. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Missy, This is a favorite with only pomegranate juice http://amzn.to/2tPixT5.
If I used fat free Greek yogurt, would that lower the points?
Beverly, The points would be the same as regular yogurt.
This is NOT a 5 point smoothie on weight watchers…..when you create a recipe , and list it as a DRINK, it changes the point value…this smoothie is a whopping 15 POINTS…according to my WW leader
Pretty and yummy