Delicious Orange Spinach Smoothie with #FloridaOJ

by Mama Chocolate on February 24, 2012

We like to have “green smoothies” for breakfast or even a snack occasionally. Smoothies are an easy way to get a lot of nutrition into you and your kids.

I have an especially hard time getting Katie to eat leafy, green things, but she guzzles up a smoothie that’s packed with spinach without blinking an eye.

Not everyone can stomach this thought, but I add a few eggs to my smoothies also for extra protein and nutrition. You’re obviously taking a bit of a risk by eating raw eggs, (read: you can’t sue me if you get sick after making my recipe,) ;-) but with our own, natural, farm-fresh eggs, I feel comfortable with it. (I know what my chickens ate and where these eggs have been.)

 

Trust me, if I handed you this smoothie you’d drink it right up without even guessing there were raw eggs in there. When they’re blended in like this, they actually improve the texture, making it a little lighter and “fluffier” so to speak.

My "Smoovie" Lover

I have read that oranges improve the health of the blood vessels of the uterus, which is great for “that time of the month,” or pregnancy, so we used orange juice and one fresh orange!

Spinach is a great source of iron and magnesium which helps to reduce muscle cramps, (again, helpful for PMS symptoms!) The spinach gives this smoothie a strange green color that may be unappetizing to some, but you get over it quickly, because it tastes nothing like spinach. Close your eyes and you’d never know it’s in there.

Orange Spinach Smoothie

makes approximately 2 adult-sized servings

  • 1.5 cups Orange Juice
  • 3-6 oz spinach leaves
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 whole peeled orange
  • 2-3 eggs (if you can handle it) ;-)
Simply toss it all into the blender and blend away until it’s completely smooth.
Feel free to add other fruits, veggies, seeds, etc. I will often add a scoop of coconut oil or some ground flax seeds for nutritional benefit. I like to add yogurt or milk to my smoothies too, but this orange juice version comes in really handy for times when we are sick, (especially with colds,) and we are trying to avoid dairy products.

 

I keep a bag of whole frozen bananas in my freezer just for smoothies. Their sweetness and texture makes a huge difference for me in almost all my smoothie creations.

 

Check out my #FloridaOJ shopping trip and the Cold Care Kit that I made with all of it!

For more info on the benefits of orange juice, visit http://www.floridajuice.com and the Florida Orange Juice Facebook page!

*This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias
All opinions and photos are my own. 

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Brandi February 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Okay, I may not be brave enough to try the raw egg, but the spinach, orange and bananas sound amazing!!! Yummy!
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Beeb Ashcroft February 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I would omit the eggs just as a taste preference, but I’m not scared of them. I eat cookie dough after all! :D I love bananas in smoothies, great idea to keep a bag of them frozen! Love the cheerful green color of your smoothie, too.
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amanda March 27, 2012 at 8:19 am
Beth Larrabee March 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm

love green smoothies!
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