Friday, May 10, 2013

Rainbow Smoothie

You've heard about the importance of eating a rainbow, right?  You want to make sure to eat a variety of colorful fruits and veggies every day.  Well I decided to combine a rainbow into a single smoothie!  This concoction is filled to the brim with veggies, and I tried to keep the fruit to a minimum.  I wanted to have the drink sweet enough to be tasty, but not overflowing with unnecessary sugars.  I really think I found the perfect balance.  I drink this almost every day as my main lunch.  Well, I get as much as I can because my 4 year old and 20 month old LOVE it too and insist I share it with them.  With so much healthy goodness inside, how can I not share with my babies?  :)


2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 C spinach
1 C kale 
1 banana
1 medium carrot, cut into large pieces
1/4 C frozen mango
1/4 C frozen pineapple
1/4 C frozen blueberries
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 C juice (I use Trader Joe's Green Juice)
3/4 C water
3 ice cubes


  1. Place ingredients in a blender in order listed above (the weight of the fruit helps push the greens down to make for easier blending).  Blend thoroughly until no frozen fruit chunks remain.  Enjoy!!

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