Green Power! Spinach Smoothie

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

 

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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.

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