Acai Banana Spinach Smoothie
Some kids can be quite hesitant when it comes to drinking a green smoothie. I blindfolded my kids a couple of times and let them taste it. I then asked about the taste, texture and color and they were quite surprised that their taste buds didn’t detect the “green”. As long as the smoothie has a certain sweetness, they are fine with it.
Spirulina is a blue-green micro-algae that helped produce the oxygen in our atmosphere billions of years ago so that other life forms could appear. The original ‘superfood,’ spirulina is so nutrient dense that you could survive on it and water alone.
Lots of studies have confirmed spirulina’s powerful status. It contains 60-70% complete protein, meaning it has all 8 essential amino acids and 10 non-essential ones that support good health. It has also a lot of other valuable components. More interesting facts about the history and importance of superfoods including acai can be read up in the book ” Superfoods” by David Wolfe.A good alternative to rice milk are coconut milk or almond milk.
- 1 1/2 bananas, broken into pieces
- 2 handful of spinach leaves
- 1 pouch frozen acai puree
- 1 spirulina tablet (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups rice milk
- Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and puree until smooth.
- Serve over ice.