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Smoothies are my jam. If you ask me, they are the perfect treat any time of day. But I especially love them for brunch when I don’t have time for the full, fancy buffet of breakfasty/lunchy foods. It’s a grab and go option when it’s too in the morning to have a big breakfast, but not really time for lunch yet.
As part of #BrunchWeek, I got to taste-test some products from Cal-Organic Farms, including spinach. I’ll be honest: I originally went to Harris Teeter looking for Cal-Organic parsley for a different dish, but they were sold out.
So I snooped around the produce section for awhile and the apples were looking particularly yummy (plus on sale). Apple smoothie? I’m in. Plus, adding spinach to make it extra nutritious….well, let’s be honest… I need it after the brunch cupcakes and chocolate caramel muffins we posted earlier this week!
Here’s the printable. A word to the wise: The first time I made this, the smoothie turned out a little chalky. I think the nature of apples plus spinach plus using too much ice was the culprit. Make sure your apples are ripe, keep the ice minimal, and if you want a thicker smoothie, consider adding more yogurt or even a banana rather than adding more apple or ice.
Green Apple Smoothie
An apple a day keeps the doctor away... and also tastes perfect in a smoothie!
- 1 apple peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/2 cup spinach chopped
- 1 5.3 ounce container of plain yogurt
- 2-3 cups ice
Add all ingredients to your blender. Pulse to break ice and then blend until smooth.
Here are what other awesome #BrunchWeek bloggers are posting on their blogs today:
Voodoo Bloody Mary from Girl Carnivore
Antipasto Platter from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Brunch Gazpacho Shooters with Cheesy Everything Toast Dippers from The Crumby Kitchen
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Spring Cobb Salad from The Barbee Housewife
BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
Asparagus, Mushroom and Cheese Egg Cups from The Bitter Side of Sweet
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Breakfast Stuffed Avocados from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Cheesy Ham and Asparagus Frittata from Cooking with Carlee
Egg & Veggie Casserole from The Chef Next Door
Ham & Cheese Hashbrown Frittata from It Bakes Me Happy
BrunchWeek Breads, Grains, and Pastries:
Banana Blueberry Cinnamon Mini Muffins from Sweet Beginnings
Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting from Love and Confections
Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato Biscuits from Tara’s Multicultural Table
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Coconut Doughnuts from Mildly Meandering
Pull Apart Cinnamon Coffeecake with Chocolate Glaze from Family Around the Table
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Sausage, Egg & Cheese Kolaches from The Spiffy Cookie
Shortcut Blueberry Cheesecake Cinnamon Rolls from Big Bear’s Wife
BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Breakfast Salad from Caroline’s Cooking
Green Apple Smoothie from The PinterTest Kitchen
Herbed Asparagus Velouté from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
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