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Beginner Green Smoothie

Diet Struggles

Every day is a struggle to get K, my 7 year old daughter, to eat something different or even something nutritious.  Seems like the best and easiest route is to make myself something and the watch her try to “steal” it from me.  For some people this may be a bit frustrating but for me its a bit of a fun game.  If I made K a smoothie and presented it to her she would never touch it no matter that the previous day she slurped it back. However, if I make it, pour it into a glass and put it in front of me then she will likely show interest.  The games we play.

Green Smoothie

Introducing Greens

I don’t think we’ve ever been able to get K to eat any leafy green vegetables in a non-blended state. Oh well, you have to pick your battles and thankfully, with the help of a blender and some additional supplements you can ensure a nutritionally complete diet. Spinach is often referred to as a Superfood. From my standpoint it definitely is since I can add it to a smoothie and ensure that K is getting protein, calcium and iron amongst other things.

A great beginner smoothie with spinach, milk, banana and yogurt.

Starting with the basics

If you are new to green smoothies start with the basics. I wish I’d discovered this simple, 4 ingredient beginner green smoothie when I first started out. I made this for the first time yesterday and it was quickly stolen by K. I think it was the colour that attracted her and the taste that made her finish every last drop. If you like this one, then consider adding additional fruits, vegetables or protein powders.

Green Smoothie in blender

Green smoothies can be a healthy snack.

Beginner Green Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 3 cups baby Spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk, coconut, cow, almond or soy


  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until the spinach is completed blended.

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A great first green smoothie where only the colour gives it away.

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