I picked up Real Simple’s February 2013 issue back in January, but really never had a chance to look through it completely. I’ve only been able to look at a page or two before Amina starts crying or wanting my attention. This past weekend I found myself reading about green smoothies in the magazine and decided to try out one of the recipes.
So after our Mommy and Me play group, Amina and I stopped off at Ralph’s (our local grocery store here in LA) and picked up some apples, fresh spinach and avocados. And in between Amina’s feeding, playing and naps, I was able to blend up a really yummy smoothie! There are two other smoothie recipes in the magazine that I hope to try and share with you in the near future.
Spinach Smoothie with Avocado and Apple
1 1/2 cups apple juice
2 cups fresh baby spinach, washed
1 apple, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1/2 avocado, diced
water, optional- used to reach desired consistency
Combine apple juice, spinach, apple, and avocado in blender and puree until smooth. Add water to lighten consistency.
Refrigerate prior to drinking. Serves 2.