I also love that green smoothies are kid friendly. Donovan loves smoothies and has no idea that the smoothies I’ve been giving him lately are full of nutritious veggies as well as yummy fruits. And even Avery has gotten to try a little bit of smoothie here and there with positive results.
For the month of April, we are taking part in the Simple Green Smoothie Challenge to drink one green smoothie every day. At the end of the month, I will take stock of how I feel, including the health of my hair, nails, and skin. All the great nutrients in green smoothies are supposed to improve overall health as well as physical appearance. They send out weekly emails with recipes, tips, and encouragement. But for day 1 of the challenge, we made up our own smoothie recipe and plugged it into the Recipe Builder on Weight Watchers to see how many points it was…just 3! And it has a good dose of protein and electrolytes, which makes for a great post-workout drink thanks to the Greek yogurt and coconut water we used. The texture of this smoothie is really cool and frosty thanks to the frozen grapes and is a nice alternative to the more common berry smoothie. Here’s what we did:
White Grape Peach Green Smoothie
1 1/2 cups frozen peaches
1 cup frozen grapes
1/2 ripe banana
1 cup Dannon Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt (you’re welcome to use another brand, but this is the brand we used to calculate the points)
15 oz Coconut Water (if you don’t have coconut water, regular water will work just fine and lower the points value to 2)
Fresh baby spinach (roughly 1 1/2 cups)
Place your frozen peaches, grapes, banana, Greek yogurt, and coconut water in your blender. Fill up the rest of the blender all the way to the top with spinach. Put the lid on and blend until all the spinach has been well processed and your smoothie is nice and smooth.
Makes approximately 40 ounces, 10 ounces per serving. Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
*I received a 3 month membership to Weight Watchers 360 for review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own. People following the Weight Watchers plan can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.
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