I call this smoothie the how many greens can Carmy stuff into the blender before it cannot handle anymore. But for realies – this green smoothie (aka Pineapple Apple and Orange Super Green Smoothie) is delicious and pretty much maxes out your daily greens requirement.
So after our gym session a week or so ago, I decided to try and teach H how to make his own green smoothie because I didn’t want to be the one making smoothies for the two of us all the time (and washing the blender). In theory, it was a good idea, teach him to make smoothies so he could make it for the two of us but that dream quickly ended when he asked if we should pick up condensed milk. Turns out for him milkshakes = smoothies, smoothies = milkshake. Yup. But I’m not one to give up easily! So after going “uhhhhhh no?” I sent him to go get the orange juice and while I picked the greens and we were on our way to making the green-y greeniest green smoothie.
After putting in everything he wanted in the smoothie and me sneaking in extra spinach into the blender when he was getting something else, we hit blend! It was starting to look and taste good but then H tasted it: it’s not sweet enough, we should add sugar! Hold up – no, nope, uh huh, no sugar in a green smoothie! At least not straight up white sugar from the jar! After convincing him to use additional fruit as an alternative, we were back on track to a delicious super green smoothie.
In the end, I would say we did pretty well. He ended up with a delicious smoothie that he will hopefully make again and not add white sugar to while I’m not around to stop it! The next morning, I grabbed some stuff we had left over and decided to put over twice the amount of greens into the blender and see if I could make a yummy super green smoothie bowl breakfast. This was more up my alley and H is always hesitant to add greens in but I was determined to make something that he could enjoy without realizing just how much greens he was consuming.
The result? He was surprised at the amount of greens I was actually able to fit into the bowl without the flavour being compromised! #win
So what was in my smoothie? See below for the recipe!
- 3.5 cups of kale
- 1 cup orange juice
- 3 cup spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 2.5 cups pineapples
- 1 apple, peeled
- Blend the kale and the orange juice together until smooth.
- Add in the spinach and blend until smooth.
- Add in the banana, pineapples, and apple and blend until smooth.
- Pour into bowl and top with whatever toppings you have on hand!
After uploading my smoothie bowl onto social media, a friend of mine asked why make a smoothie bowl over drinking a smoothie from a cup. While I like drinking smoothies from a cup for the sake of convenience, I love smoothie bowls as it is like eating cereal without the milk for me! I love adding toppings! I find that smoothies are practically a meal itself but if I drink it from a straw, my brain and stomach doesn’t believe it so I’m less “full” despite being full! So the act of chewing things like granola really helps! For this recipe, I used my Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola – if you’re a PB fan, you’ll love this granola!
QOTD: What are your favourite greens to put in a smoothie?
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