I’ve been resisting the green smoothie trend for a long time. But no more!
Heather’s refreshing Green Orange Mango Banana Smoothie recipe made me totally nervous. Spinach in a smoothie? Ew! I’m an adventurous eater, but for some reason, the thought of spinach in my smoothies always made me wrinkle my nose.
If fact, as much as I wanted a smoothie recipe for the last day of #HotSummerEats, I really expected to hate it (sorry Heather!), so I picked out a bunch of back-ups, including this Crockpot Berry Cobbler recipe (which I still intend to try later this month, because it sounds amazing).
But now that I’ve actually tried a green smoothie…I am a total convert! I never thought I’d like spinach in a fruit smoothie, but the overall flavor was really good – it tasted more like banana than anything. Jeffrey’s parents were visiting, and his dad tried one too…and also loved it.
These were a total success, and I’ve made them several times since initially trying them! It’s the perfect summer pick-me-up. So, thank you to Heather and Fit Mama Real Food for teaching me that green smoothies are AWESOME!
Like I mentioned, today is not only Secret Recipe Club, but also the last day for #HotSummerEats. We have a really cool giveaway going on which you can check out here, and here are some great summer recipes from other bloggers who are also participating:
And here’s the smoothie recipe. I promise you – if you love fruit smoothies, you will love this! Don’t let the spinach scare you!
If you have never heard of Secret Recipe Club, I highly recommend checking it out! It’s an amazing group of bloggers who “trade” blogs (secret-Santa-style) every month so we can branch out and try new recipes. Once a month, we have a reveal day where everyone finds out who made a recipe from your blog! It’s a lot of fun! 🙂
Here are the other bloggers who revealed their Secret Recipe Club recipes today: