My sister recently shared a smoothie recipe with me that had spinach in it. I tweaked it a little, using Organic Girl Baby Romaine, and made sure to not tell my kids it had the greens in it until after they said they liked it! I always disclose to them when they’re having a vegetable or other “different” ingredient. I want them to know that it’s not as scary as they think it is! Sometimes I wait until after they eat it though!
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
handful of herb baby romaine
1/2 cup milk (more or less depending on how thick you want it)
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
Mix it up and serve! The ingredients in my green mixture had baby green and red romaine lettuce, lolla rosa, parsley, cilantro, and baby greenleaf lettuce. I think the red romaine helped give it a pretty color. I could definitely taste the herbs in this. It was very “fresh” tasting. Not too much though. I’m kind of weird about cilantro, and while I could taste it, I could taste a lot of the other ingredients too. GOOD STUFF!
*Due to its extremely low-calorie content and high water volume, romaine lettuce–while often overlooked in the nutrition world–is actually a very nutritious food. Based on its nutrient richness, our food ranking system qualified it as an excellent source of vitamin A (notably through its concentration of the pro-vitamin A carotenoid, beta-carotene), vitamin K, folate, and vitamin C. Romaine lettuce also emerged from our ranking system as a very good source of dietary fiber and 4 minerals.