This fruit and veggie smoothie is the perfect way to get extra fruit and veggies. And you can’t even taste the vegetables!
Summer is all about fun and being outside. And with a wild toddler who could probably run all day if I let him, summer also means that I am going to be doing a lot of running and playing. Basically, I need all the energy I can get!
One way to keep my energy levels up as a busy mom is to get lots of fruits and veggies. But I’m not a huge fan of veggies, so what do I do? I add fruit and veggies to an already fun drink and turn it into an energy-boosting smoothie!
We love fruit in our house, but not so much veggies, so I thought this would be a great way to sneak veggies into a fun drink and give our family the energy we need for long summer days outside!
First I pureed some carrots with a little bit of orange juice. The food processor was perfect and made the carrots into more of a mash so they would blend well with the smoothie. Nobody wants chunks of carrots in their smoothie!
Next I added some fruit, spinach, and two cups of orange juice. It was so colorful that I had a hard time pushing the blend button! I just wanted to look at it!
Even though the final fruit and veggie smoothie wasn’t as pretty, it was delicious! It didn’t taste anything like veggies, and it was really more like a yummy juice! Everyone in our house loved it (even my kiddos!), and my husband even asked me to make it more often!
This fruit and veggie smoothie is the perfect way to get extra fruit and veggies. And you can't even taste the vegetables!
- 1/4 cup grated carrots
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups packed spinach
- 6 strawberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 1/2 bananas, cut into coins and frozen
- Add the grated carrots and a few tablespoons of orange juice to a food processor. Puree.
- Add everything to blender. Blend until smooth.
Adding fruits and veggies to a fun drink is the perfect way to give us the energy we need to run around outside all day! And it’s a great way to fit in more servings of fruit and vegetables!