Friday, March 1, 2013

Blue Monster (a.k.a. Batman Smoothie) - Even better than the Hulk!

Earlier this week I posted about a new smoothie recipe I tried for the first time - the GREEN MONSTER Smoothie, which my kids originally believed would turn me into the HULK.  Four days into drinking the smoothie daily, my older son is frustrated that I've yet to change.  :)  He told me this morning that Daddy needs to try it because he's a man, so maybe it doesn't work for "gulrls".  I'm not quite sure our daddy is up to trying a breakfast drink with spinach in it, but we'll see if the boys get him to cave.  )

So, this morning I went to make my smoothie, and realized we're out of bananas.  So, I discovered a tasty alternative to the HULK smoothie I thought I'd share, because it was even better than the HULK!  Instead of adding bananas and peanut butter, I followed the recipe, except substituted banana & peanut butter for about 3/4 cup of frozen blueberries (still in my freezer from when I stocked up and froze them when they were in season and on sale last summer!).  I blended away, coming up with a blue smoothie, which my 3 year old smart-as-a-whip kiddo promptly announced would probably turn me into Batman.  :)  I love that kid.  So, see below - I like this one even better than the HULK!  And, I thought I'd share it because if your kiddos don't see you making it (i.e. adding spinach to it), they will love it b/c it just tastes like a blueberry smoothie!  I have to admit, drinking a green smoothie kind of wigs even me out, so I can't blame others for being fearful. 

BATMAN Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened if you're brave)
  • 1/2 cup honey or vanilla Greek yogurt (you can use plain and add a little honey)
  • 1/2 cup ice (optional)
  • 1-2 TB ground flaxseed (optional)

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