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Kitchen MacGyver: Kiwi Green Smoothie

  • By Sabrina Grotewold
  • Published Mar. 22, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM UTC

I recall one early spring morning when an old co-worker of mine was particularly distraught because her four-year-old son refused to eat anything but ice cream for breakfast. After listening to her vent about his latest bout of pickiness, I suggested that she make him a smoothie. Her face lit up like I’d handed her a winning lottery ticket; she called me a genius, slapped her forehead, and wondered aloud why she didn’t think of that. The following green smoothie recipe is sweet but not cloyingly so; if the green color bothers your choosy little one, simply add blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or raspberries to change the hue.

Kiwi Green Smoothie

photo: friedfitness.com

1 cup 100% juice blend (I used Trader Joe’s orange peach mango juice)

1 heaping spoonful (use the spoon in the container) green food powder (I used Trader Joe’s berry green food)

2 teaspoons ground flaxseed

2 bananas, peeled and broken into chunks

1 kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 cup nonfat plain yogurt

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


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Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold is runner and editor based in southern California. Christened the Kitchen MacGyver by her husband, she’s determined to persuade people to eat their veggies.

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