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Introducing the Shrek Smoothie

Updated on August 9, 2012

Going green....

Spinach is the key ingredient for this smoothies appearance. Don't be fooled by the look though, this drink is mighty tasty!
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Green Smoothies are a nutritional hit!

How many servings of fruits and vegetables should you consume in a day?

According the Food Pyramid, you should have at least 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and another 2 to 4 servings of fruit. Even on the low end, you should be munching down a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. For a person who doesn’t like fruits and veggies, that can be a whole lot of torture to endure on a daily basis.

If you are one of those people who struggle making healthy choices, then the Shrek Smoothie might be a good option for you. This green smoothie recipe will pack in your fruit servings and even help get those yucky veggies in as well, which is great for those who struggle with a balanced diet.

Smoothie recipes are a healthy choice for those struggling to get in all their nutrition. With this easy smoothie recipe, you will have a healthy drink that tastes good too.

The base of this smoothie is a couple handfuls of spinach and a two bananas. This is great for the person on the go, whether looking for a quick breakfast or just an afternoon snack, this smoothie can be made with ease, making it easier to make healthy choices. With the amount of essential minerals in vitamins in both of these foods, it will improve your digestive health, your immune system, and is also great for weight loss.

Why Spinach

Popeye had the right idea when he ate his spinach. Spinach is a great way to get your fiber. In fact, it offers twice as much fiber as any other green leafy vegetable out there. What does this mean - it will do a better job of making you feel full! This wonderful vegetable is also great for getting a daily dose of Vitamin C and Iron.

Loaded full of vitamins and minerals, spinach is a nutrition superstar! Not only has studies shown this vegetable is great for fighting heart disease and cancer, but it is also a good anti-inflammatory and does wonders for your skin. So, if you are trying to slow down the aging process, don’t shy away from the spinach. After adding spinach to your diet, you are sure to notice the difference in your hair, skin and nails!

Why Bananas

Bananas are probably best known for being a source of potassium, but they have many other benefits as well. With an abundance of vitamin B6, they will not only give you energy, but they can improve your mood and help out your immune system.

Bananas are also high in fiber. Not only will this make you feel full, but it will also help your digestive track. Bananas can also maintain and improve the metabolism, an obvious perk if you are trying to lose weight. Bananas have many great benefits: they can improve muscle and nerve disorders, they can level out blood sugar levels, and they can also minimize the effects of nicotine withdrawals. (Just in case you are a smoker looking at quiting!)

Breaking out the Blender

This recipe is not only healthy, but sure to please. So grab your blender and lets get going!

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • ½ cup of frozen peaches
  • Selection of fruit (your choice. Recommended is ½ cup of frozen mangos)
  • Water
  • Ice (if desired)

When I first made this, I used the frozen peaches, but forgot to pick up the frozen mangos. From this little mishap, I realized you can use whatever fruit you have on hand or you prefer. Since I didn’t have mangos, I substituted with pluots, plums, grapes, red raspberries and a variety of other fruit. Depending on your taste preferences, choose a fruit you like or that have on hand. My favorite combination was with the grapes. Frozen fruit will also make the drink ice cold and will stay preserved much longer than if you use nothing but fresh fruit. I recommend a variety.

Instructions

  • Grab your blender. Place in all ingredients. Add a little bit of water (about ½ cup, but use your best judegement) to the ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour in glass. Add a straw. Enjoy.

Yes… it really is that simple. And the kids love it as well! So if you are looking for a way to get your children to eat their spinach, this will have them wanting more! And it really is that delicious. I can vouch for it because when it comes to eating healthy, it seems easier to just grab a chocolate chip cookie. This, on the other hand, is so easy even I don’t even mind eating my fruits and vegetables!

Featuring the Shrek Smoothie

If you think this recipe is great and you want to give it a try, this fellow hubber knows the benefits of this fantastic drink and featured it in this hub, The Betty Situation. Read it! I promise you will laugh until you cry!

Even the kids will love this smoothie...

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      Peter 20 months ago from England, UK

      What an absolutely brilliant way to get children in to healthy eating! I'll be linking to this Hub from one of my own, for definite! Thanks very much for a great read :)

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @mythicalstorm273 - I love the idea of adding some honey to sweeten it up. And don't worry about the veggies... just keep adding a little more each time you do it and before you know it, you will be getting all your veggies into your diet. I do have to mention though - if you start switching up the ingredients it probably won't be green. I made one once with different ingredients because I ran out and ended up with something that looked as brown as dirt. Not the best looking, but still good tasting! :)

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      mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

      I finally kinda tried this... I didn't really follow your directions though! lol. And because I was scared I might have been too timid with the spinach, but at least it was a start. I decided (since it is my favorite smoothie) to use strawberries instead of peaches and then added in some orange juice. I love strawberry banana orange smoothies :-) It didn't turn out very green though. lol. I also use a little bit of honey to make it sweeter because it was very tart. I will try this again... thank you for showing me a way to get veggies into my diet!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @swayam - Thanks for the comment. This definitely makes eating your fruits and veggies much easier!

      @SteveWaugh1965 - Thanks for the comment. Sorry I didn't respond to you earlier. I found that it was sent into the spam folder. This recipe definitely is a taste bud pleaser! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @TToombs08 - That would be hilarious... and then you could tell all the parents that you were sending the kids home full of veggies and fruit instead of sugar and candy! LOL

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      This would be great to serve at a kid's Halloween party! LOL #3

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Peggy W - I am glad it is grocery shopping week... I think I am going to get all the stuff to make this wonderful smoothie. I haven't found it in awhile! Yummy!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Up and useful votes! Will also tweet. Loved the name you gave this healthful smoothie...the Shrek Smoothie. Very creative with the name as well as the good sounding ingredients. Will have to give it a whirl in the blender soon. Thanks!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @ishwaryaa22 - This is mighty tasty and it is an easy way to get in some good nutrition. Hope you get a chance to try this! I am sure you will enjoy it!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An unusual recipe yet it sounds yummy! I am very fond of spinach and quite like bananas. I like vegetables, provided they are made in a tasty way. I love fruits. Your Shrek smoothie is a healthy, easy-to-make and ideal drink for picky eaters! No wonder it had won the hub of the day! Belated Congrats! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up

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      SteveWaugh1965 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      green smoothies are undoubtedly highly nutritious - so anytime you can make them palatable as well ... they are bound to popular with the little ones.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @ChristyWrites - I am not a fan of spinach in its raw form, but I will eat it certain ways. This is a great way for me to get my all those important nutrients in because I really don't pride myself on how healthy I eat. I love my food. But this is tasty and good for you so it's a win win. If you aren't a big spinach fan, just add a little to start off with. As you make it more, you can adjust it for more nutrients. Hope you like it when you try it! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @GoForTheJuggler - It surely has been a hit - hope you like it as much as everybody else has!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @dinkan53 - They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away but I am thinking the Shrek Smoothie might be the same thing! So many good things punched inside, you can't beat that. Hope you get a chance to try this soon!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @dwachira - Glad you enjoyed this. I know this is for sure, I have never heard anyone say they eat too many veggies. It must be because they are good for you! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @anupma - I hope you enjoy it. This smoothie is definitely good for you! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @dobo700 - I hope you enjoy them. I know my kids love it and when it comes to veggies they are pretty picky! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I admit I am not a huge fan of spinach but this looks like it could be tasty as well as good for me. I like the name too so that won me over! Congrats on having been Hub of the Day, awesome :)

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      Joshua Patrick 5 years ago from Texas

      Definitely going to give this recipe a whirl - thanks for sharing!

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      I think a small percentage of people are cosuming the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables everyday. These fruits and vegetables apart from other benefits, mainly help us to fight against diseases. Shrek smoothie, sounds and looks great, Would love to try.

      Rated as interesting, shared!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Greate article, i think i will have to re-check the amount of vegetable am taking, thanks for this useful information. Voted up and shared

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Yummy, I am feeling hungry. It is full of nutrition. Thanks for sharing such healthy and nutritious recipe.

      Congrats, for selecting hub of the day.

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Yummy, I am feeling hungry. It is full of nutrition. Thanks for sharing such healthy and nutritious recipe.

      Congrats, for selecting hub of the day.

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      dobo700 5 years ago from Australia

      I will have to give it a go, anything to get them to get some healthy food in them.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @dehydratedfood - Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know how you guys enjoyed this. That is so cool that your daughter comes home from school and makes them as well!

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      dehydratedfood 5 years ago

      @babergirl28 Yes they absolutely loved it. My daughter makes her own now when she comes home from school. She tried adding different fruits in the mix but she likes your original Shrek the best.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @dehydratedfood - My kids absolutely adore this and what better way to get your kids to enjoy something healthy! Hope they enjoy it!

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      dehydratedfood 5 years ago

      Love your article. Green all the way. I am going to try out this smoothie on the children and see how they like it. With a name like Shrek smoothie Im sure they will love it.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @MelChi - This is a great smoothie... the kids even love it although I must say it is probably because of the Shrek in the name! Hope you get a chance to try this!

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      What a fantastic idea for a smoothie...and calling it the "Shrek Smoothie" - what is not to love?

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @KimberlyLake - Oh yeah! I am so happy to hear that! :)

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      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      I want to check in and tell you that my son loves spinach in all his smoothies now. We tried your recipe and we love it. Thanks for this healthy recipe:)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Olde Cashmere - This is really a great recipe if you are looking for a great nutritional punch. It definitely does cover the flavor of the spinach if you are not a fan. Hope you get a chance to try it soon!

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Love this smoothie recipe, the bananas cover the flavor of the spinach well. This can be a great way to pack in as much nutrition as possible in one easy serving. Excellent hub, rated useful, awesome, and interesting :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @iamaudraleigh - I was a little skeptical about doing this at first as well, but honestly, I didn't taste the spinach at all. To start off though, I would add a little and increase dosage over time... that way you can always make sure you have more fruit to mask the spinach. Hope you and your boyfriend love this!

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Stacy, I love the title; Shrek Smoothie!!! This would be so good for me and my boyfriend!!! I am not a spinach fan, but this would give me the chance to hide its benefits with yummy bananas!!! Great hub! You definitely deserved hub of the day!! Voted up!!!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @PWalker - Ahhh... coconut water... probably a big difference... lol... definitely will have to try that!

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Use coconut WATER, not milk barbergirl28. Big difference :-).

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Duchessoflilac1 - Smoothies are great and they are healthy since you don't really need to add anything. Fruits are naturally sweet. Glad you enjoyed this hub! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @PWalker - That is a pretty good ratio for making any smoothie. I guess for me, I have always used pure fruits, veggies and water. I have been hearing a lot about coconut milk, almond milk lately, but have yet to really try them. Maybe I should for a heartier meal! Thanks for your added input! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @adrienne2 - it really is a nice balance. Hope you get a chance to try it! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @levertis - I hope they love it! Let me know how it turns out!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @vespa - Hope you enjoy this... it is definately nice and refreshing!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Robert - Thanks for the entertaining comment - made me smile. Although I hope it doesn't make you frown but yep jump for joy! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @barryrutherford - I hope the green color doesn't upset. When it comes to color therapy it is supposssed to be soothing! Hope you get a chance to try one out! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Peter - I know the feeling. I go through phases... sometimes I like my veggies and other times, I really don't. However, if you do happen to make this for you kid - don't hesitate to try a sip. Who knows - you might like it! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @jenna - A pluot is kind of like a plum variation I believe. They are really good. My father-in-law introduced me to them and I got hooked. Unfortunately, they are a bit difficult to find... so I was looking for them the other day and couldn't find them! Bummer - gonna keep my eyes open for them.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @greatparenting - That is too funny... but at least it didn't taste radioactive. While I was playing with this I added a few different fruits and one concotion turned brown. It actually looked like you were drinking mud. Yeah - tasted good - but visually didn't look like it would! I can understand what your kids were thinking.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @amberld - This is a great combination... and bananas are definitely one of my favorite fruits. Funny, because it used to be the only fruit I religiously ate. I hope you enjoy this smoothie when all your fresh veggies start coming in! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @molometer - This really is a good combination... and a great way to get your veggies in if you are a picky eater. While originally it was just intended for me to get in the veggies I was pleasantly surprised my kids liked it. And you are right - they never suspected a thing! :)

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      Rebecka Vigus 5 years ago from Johns Island, SC

      Thank you so much for sharing. I am looking for sugar free smoothies. That are also healthy.

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Congrats on your "Hub of the Day' award. This hub definitely deserves it.

      I love fruit and veggie smoothies; to mask the veggie taste, I use a 3 to 1 ratio of fruits to veggies. Spinach makes the smoothie "hearty," so I love to include it. I also add some protein powder, psyllium husk, and use a combo of (a little) fruit juice and coconut water to liquefy it. I know the purest say you shouldn't add anything other than fruits, veggies, and water but my smoothie makes a really hearty meal.

      Voted up and very useful!

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      Adrienne F Manson 5 years ago from Atlanta

      I would have never thought of spinach and bananas. I will have to try that one! Love pic of the cute little darling. voted up!

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      Levertis Steele 5 years ago from Southern Clime

      I am anxious to prepare this Shrek smoothie for my grandchildren. I expect it to be a winner. They love bananas.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I'm definitely going to give this recipe a shot. Sounds healthy and delish all at once. Thank you!

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      Great article! Shrek smoothies for me. I'll hold my nose and drink it down, whether it gives me a smile or gives me a frown (cheesy rhyme for entertainment). Anyway, thanks for sharing and keep writing awesome articles!

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      Barry Rutherford 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      nice idea wonder if the green colour will upset

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      Peter Leeper 5 years ago from Londonderry, New Hampshire

      pinned it! Although I don't know if i would drink it myself because i am averse to vegetables...I think my son would find it fun! He loves Shrek!

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      Jenna Pope 5 years ago from Southern California

      Great idea! What is a pluot?

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      greatparenting 5 years ago from philadelphia, pa and corolla, nc

      Perfect timing! I just blogged (at thejoyoffitness.wordpress.com) about my green shake breakfast about which my daughter said, "That looks radioactive." Funny and yet delicious!Good hub.

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      I really cannot wait for my CSA to start delivering my fresh veggies every week! I made spinach smoothies last year but didn't try bananas with it, will have to try that this season! voted up and shared!

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      molometer 5 years ago

      I would never have thought of combining banana's and spinach.

      What a great idea and so simple. (the best ideas usually are)

      And those kids have no clue Mwah ha ha ha!

      Think I may try this myself.

      Voted up and all the buttons sharing.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Clayton - I hope you get a chance to try this soon. It definitely won't disappoint! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Kimberly - Can't wait to see what you think of this when you get a chance to make it. I find it absolutely delicious! And my kids enjoy it to. This is the perfect time of year for smoothies. Once it gets warm it will be all about a nice drink to cool you off! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Rajan - Thanks so much for the tip. I will be the first one to admit that I have always shyed away from spinach until just recently. When it came to green leafy veggies I always stuck to the good old fashioned iceburg lettuce. Yet, I can't believe I have been missing out on so much by not eating spinach sooner.

      Hope you enjoy this recipe... and it is a great time to try it with summer around the corner. A great way to cool on down! :)

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Sunnie Day - This one is absolutely delicious... I mean - my kids even tried stealing it from me! And you can't deny the taste buds of a kid! Hope you get to try it soon!

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      Clayton 5 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      To think, the idea of a smoothie never did occur! i shall definetly try this! thank you very much, this hub was a great read!!! voted up!

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      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      Sounds excellent. I love to make smoothies. I can't wait to try it. Voted up and useful. Socially shared.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This smoothie sure looks yummy and would taste great as well. Though I love spinach anyway its made, I adore it in yogurt. We give spinach leaves a boil, squeeze out the water, add to yogurt and add black salt, roasted & ground cumin seeds to taste. It tastes awesome.

      I need to try this out. I like the fruit variations suggested as this will make the smoothie taste different each time.

      Great thoughtful recipe, now that summer is not far away.

      Voted up. Shared it on my social network.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      YUMMY! I love the green smoothies...Never have tried this combination but sure will now! Thank you!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @organicrecipes - I hope you enjooy this recipe... it really is a killer combination - not only in taste but in the health benefits too. And believe me... my kids are picky eaters! :)

      @missolive - Thanks so much for the link as well. I love this recipe... it is just so easy to do. I was a little leary at first because I wasn't sure how I felt about mixing spinach and fruit, but I have never really tasted it! I have thrown a few other things in there as well, but the peaches and the mangos will actually make it green. When you start throwin other stuff in there, I can't promise what color it will come out. One time - my shrek smoothie looked like a mud pie! LOL

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      MMMMmmmmmm mangoes and peaches YUM! I LOVE this variation. Spinach smoothies are so good for us. You've laid out a very informative and tasty hub. No wonder you got Hub of the Day. And what can be cooler than a SHREK smoothie? I've written a couple of spinach hubs and I've included this one with my spinach smoothie recipe. Thanks for a great hub! Voted up and shared.

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      organicrecipes 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the recipe. Spinach and banana. Who knew? What a killer combination. If the kids love it, then it's got to be good.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Brett - I feel the same way... when it comes to fruits unless it is a banana... I am usually too lazy to actually consume it. I know - it sounds really stupid... but the cookies just seem so much easier to grab. To top it off... this is nice because you can use the frozen fruit which means you save money by not letting fresh fruit go to waste. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the smoothie!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Great suggestion and a good selling point for kids. I'm lazy to eat much fruit, so smoothies work well for me.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @myawn - This is a great recipe. It is so easy to make and full of great for you ingredients. If you try a few other of your favorite fruit combinations it gives it a whole new flavor. Definitely one of my favorites! :)

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      myawn 5 years ago from Florida

      I will definely try this smoothie I love smoothies and will try some of your other recipes Thank You!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Debby - Glad you came across this while looking through some old emails. I think it is a mighty tasty drink. I don't get much... my son usually tries to steal all mine! LOL

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Looking through old emails, I will add to the: Congratulations on the Hub of the Day! What a special talent to teach your kids to love green food. Rate up as special mom in the kitchen, too. Blessings, Debby

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Myth - get out and get around to it... when you get around to trying it sounds like it will never happened. I promise, you won't even taste it. In fact, it will be your premier way of eating your salads from now on... Now go and get your grocery shopping done! :)

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      mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

      Ya... I agree with you that I need to try it. I just hate greens so much that it intimidates me a bit. but I will let you know what i think when i get around to trying it!!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @imatellmuva - Late is better than never! :) As always, I appreciate you stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the stuffed peppers. I am going to have to make those again real soon. As for this, it is definitely worth it. Hope you enjoy it!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Myth - I know you will like it. You do like fruit! But, if you are intimidated by the spinach, try with only one handful instead of two. I can't really taste it. The fruit kind of disguises it to wear it isn't noticed. But I will see, if you add too much spinach, add more fruit until you find a taste you like! I would go for it. And then tell me what you think. Besides, you need this shake with the lack of food you usually eat!

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      imatellmuva 6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Sorry that I'm just getting to you barbergirl28. Congrats on this being the hub of the day!

      I tried your stuffed pepper recipe, which was awesome! I think I'll give this one a try too!

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      mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

      I really want to try this but I'm scared of the spinach... you know how picky I am!! Do you think I would like it?

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      swayam 6 years ago

      I can vouch for it because when it comes to eating healthy, it seems easier to just grab a chocolate chip cookie. This, on the other hand, is so easy even I don’t even mind eating my fruits and vegetables!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @felicitylovespari - it is amazing the things I learn just from this article. All the wonderful different smoothie suggestions. I love avocados so that is something new to make into a smoothie. What do you mix with it?

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Moms-Secret - love the peer pressuring. Come on Sharyn. Go Sharyn Go!!! :)

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      felicitylovespari 6 years ago

      I had an avocado smoothie today, so I had to click on this picture when I saw it. Great hub and sounds healthy. I will try it!

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      Lissette 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Sharyn's Slant - try it once! Take the chance. I am completely peer pressuring you but it is for a good cause! Go Sharyn's Go!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Sharyn - Ha ha - you can actually use any green leafy vegetable you want in this recipe. Spinach is the ideal one because of it's super doses of all good things! But it isn't really noticeable. I think the only noticeable thing about it is the green color.

      As for the comments. I could have never imagined that this would have taken off the way it did. I am super excited about that! I think this is my most popular hub to date! :)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Megan - I think the spinach throws a lot of people off. My mother in law refuses to try it. She doesn't know what she is missing. But really, if you are scared of the spinach being in there, try using a little less and getting your taste buds used to it. It might not be as green, but it is a good option. However, I don't even notice the spinach in there at all!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Real - glad you enjoyed it. I hope your attempt finally won over. Not getting much sleep is bad! LOL

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Interesting BBG, but honestly, I don't think I could do the spinach thing. To me, I think it actually looks better than it will taste. I love the concept of getting fruits and veggies in this way but I'd have to do it with another veggie. I also love the pics - so adorable! And I also love the "trillion" comments that are provoked by your writing! Very cool!

      Sharyn

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      Megan Coxe 6 years ago from somewhere between here and there

      This looks delicious! I admit that the spinach threw me off at first... but I will have to try it soon!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I did really enjoy it! Omg! Perfect.....I went back to my attempts to sleep with a smile on my face:)!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Real - The Betty Situation was hilarious. Thought Sandwhiches has a twisted way of looking at things. I like that in a person. I couldn't help but throw it in here. Got to give credit were credit is due! :)

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Bride - I have seen a few... but I will definitely have to check that link out. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ahhhhh...I was just catching up a little bit....the link was hysterical! So so funny - good times reading;)

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      bride 6 years ago

      I am just assuming you have seen those V8 commercials.

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