Maple. Blueberry. Smoothie. An unlikely combination? Perhaps. But give it a try, and I promise not only won’t you be disappointed, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised how the addition of veggies bulks up the nutrition without compromising the taste. My picky tots gulp it up as fast as I can make these! Our pediatrician, quite aware of how particular my kiddos are about (not) eating their veggies, has long advocated adding them to smoothies – so my version of this maple-blueberry smoothie fits the nutritional bill quite well.
I saw the original recipe in the paper at my in-laws house in Florida, and it was tagged by the associate press. So, I’m not quite certain of its origins, but it sure does sound tasty. In any case, I had to make my own tweeks, substituting ice cream for greek yogurt, and adding the veggies for an extra nutritional punch. Although I use the Vitamix, you can certainly recreate with a regular blender.
- 1/2 pint greek yogurt
- 1/4 c maple syrup
- 1 1/2 c frozen wild blueberries
- 1/2 c milk
- 1/4 c carrots
- 1/4 c spinach or leafy green of your choice
In Vitamix, grind yogurt, syrup, and milk with carrots and spinach until smooth, then add remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. Pour in to a chilled glass and enjoy the goodness! Mine served two. Well, sorta – I filled up the glass for each child once, and they slurped it down fast, but still wanted more. So perhaps “serve” is a relative term here. 🙂Keep on saving! :o)
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