Despite my valiant efforts, my kids are super picky about their veggies. It drives me absolutely nuts. Are staples are baby carrots and sometimes cucumbers, but I seriously doubt their health benefits when dipped in globs of creamy ranch dressing.
Considering the circumstances, sometimes a mama’s gotta get tricky.
Enter my favorite kitchen gadget: the magic bullet.
This puppy was a hand-me-down from my angel of a friend Tami. She is the kitchen gadget girl. When she upgraded to fancier processing tools, she gave us her hardly-used bullet, and we were SO grateful!
Oh, and if you don’t have an angel of a friend who might give one to you, you can score the bullet at a decent price on amazon:
The kids love the colorful lids. And I love the quick breakfast options. We’re also big on having smoothies with dinner for a special treat, usually with english muffin pizzas.
And I love that I can get tricky with the veggies with the sweet little bullet.
I know it looks absolutely nasty, but for real, you cannot taste the spinach!
Since folks have different blender sizes, and since I’m not really very precise in my kitchen endeavors ;), I’m going to give you my not-so-technical recipe for this yummy (& sneaky) treat:
The Not-So-Technical Sneaky Spinach Smoothie:
– A big ol’ handful of fresh spinach leaves
– One banana
– A whole bunch of strawberries and/or other berries
– Ice. Lots of ice.
– A cup or two (or three?) of orange juice.
“Recipe” (the term used very loosely)
Ready for it? Ok, put in all that spinach first. Add a small amount of the OJ and blend it up real good, so there’s no “pieces” that will send your kids running ;)
Next, add in everything else. Blend it up. [End recipe.]
Pour and enjoy!
Try it and let me know if you’re kids say a word about it being spinachy… promise you can’t taste it!