Hello Summer! Whew – has it been FORever!!! I just could not keep up with my usual exercise routine, full-time teaching, PTO meetings, updating the class website and add recipes to here all at the same time. I am sorry. I always post what is new and what everyone loved eating and just haven’t been making anything much new in a while.
I’ve been updating the laundry “room” with shiplap and it looks great! I will post photos when it is all finished!
This recipe is KID approved as usual, fast and delicious! Plus, I heard someone does not like bananas – this recipe has NO bananas in the smoothie! How cool is that? You can really taste the watermelon in it. It is very refreshing especially since we have had 100+ heat index almost every day this summer.
I’m one of those weird moms that relates everyday things to learning and this recipe is a perfect example. If you notice online or in green smoothie books (such as Simple Green Smoothies where I based this recipe), then you will find recipes that contain green items like spinach and red items like strawberries. Now, the photos in the books don’t actually take a photo of the smoothie – only the ingredients neatly layered. Once you mix red and green – which are complementary colors on the color wheel – you get ugly brown. This ugly brown is delicious I promise. But you might want to put it in a non-see through glass if the kiddos are picky. On the plus side, you can’t tell there is spinach in it since it isn’t green 🙂
RED + GREEN = BROWN
RED + GREEN SMOOTHIES = don’t take photo of the final product if you are Simple Green Smoothies book
- 2 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup peaches, sliced
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Add watermelon and spinach to the blender. You may have to use a tamper to blend it. Turn the blender on and liquify the watermelon and spinach together. About 30 seconds will do it!
- Add the strawberries, peaches and finally ice. Blend on “smoothie” mode for a Vitamix or turn up your blender until the smoothie is consistent and ice is crushed.
- Sip and enjoy!