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Spinach Smoothie aka “Popeye’s Delight”

I keep hearing about all these people who juice their vegetables.  I started out very skeptical of all the health claims, but lately I have been becoming more and more intrigued.  It seems like a great way to add greens to your diet.  I finally started to give in when I made my first-ever “green” smoothie tonight.  I know it’s not juice… but it’s a step a closer :)

I got my inspiration from The Flirty Foodie’s: “Lean N’ Green Spinach and Avocado Smoothie” and from Iowa Girl Eats: “Green Monster Spinach Smoothie.”  I had trouble picking one, so I used some ingredients from both.  Thanks ladies!

Spinach Smoothie aka “Popeye’s Delight”
IMG_1005Ingredients:

  • ½ of a ripe avocado
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk (I used coconut, but any kind will work)
  • 1 banana
  • 4 cups spinach (or about 2 giant handfuls)

In a food processor, or blender, combine all the ingredients until it reaches your desired consistency.  Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.

What are your thoughts on juicing?  Is a high-quality juicer worth the investment?

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2 thoughts on “Spinach Smoothie aka “Popeye’s Delight”

  1. We use a blender for quick morning smoothies (that sometimes feature spinach!) but splashed out a few years ago on a ‘proper’ juicer. I have read that too many raw green veg isn’t great for your system but we do a big juice once a week and it’s kinda the only way I will stomach beets. Love it…and always feel so cleansed afterwards (though that might be the placebo effect talking!). P.S LOVE your smoothie glass :)

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