Friday, March 14, 2014

3/13/14 ChefElla's Blueberry Secret Smoothie


When I get home from school I am so hungry.  After a long day of reading, math, and recess I just want something to eat.  Sometimes when you are really hungry you choose foods that are not good for you.  Lucky for me my mom makes the best smoothies.  Even though I know they are good for me, I still drink them because they taste great.  This week my Mom took over the blog to share one of her famous after school smoothie recipes.  Make sure you share this recipe with your Mom so that she can make a smoothie for you after school, or anytime you need a snack.

For this recipe you will need to use a blender.  If you are not allowed to use a blender by yourself you can have a grown up help.
1. Wash your hands.
2. For this recipe you will need measuring cups.

ChefElla's Blueberry Secret Smoothie (This recipe will make 2 servings)
1/4 Cup    Blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 Cup    Strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 Cup    Spinach, frozen
                 -If you use fresh spinach it will be one 1/4 cup spinach packed full.
                 -If you would like to use a different green leaf vegetable like kale, arugula, or beet tops you
                  may need to use a different amount.  Other greens can be bitter and you may need to use
                  less or more berries to balance the flavor of the smoothie.
1/2            Large Ripe Banana                 
1/2 Cup     Orange Juice
1/3 Cup     Protein Powder (optional)
3/4 Cup     Ice

3. Add all ingredients to your blender, make sure you put the powder on top.
4. Blend on high until all of the ingredients move smoothly in the blender and you cannot see the
    spinach pieces anymore.

Make your own recipe by trying different kinds of fruits, vegetables and juices until you have your own secret recipe.

- ChefElla

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