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.
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)
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