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Mixed fruit and spinach Smoothie

I’ve had many dreams about smoothies lately.

Not every single night although I’m not sure. Maybe I just don’t remember.

In my dreams I create smoothies. I mix all kids of fruits and veggies trying to figure out what taste the best. It’s silly and absurd. Oh well, welcome to pregnancy – a period of the most craziest dreams in the entire life. I mean, dreaming about smoothies is nothing compare to what my dreams look like for the most of my pregnancy.

Sometimes I can’t wait for the morning to start so I can have my smoothie. 

So far I’ve made many spinach smoothies but this one seems to be very tasty in my daughters’ opinion. The thing is that I prefer mine to be a little bit tart. Almost always I add lemon juice or very sour apple to achieve that taste… sometimes I avoid adding banana because its too much sweet for me.

Last week we went to Olive Garden – my husband’s favorite restaurant (and I have really no idea why). I wasn’t hungry so I ordered their strawberry smoothie… and let me tell you… that was one of the worst smoothies I have ever had. On the other hand my husband loved it. It was so sweet I could swear they use 1lb of sugar for this single glass.

Maybe it wasn’t that bad but me being so accustomed to not so sweet smoothies at all made it oversweet in taste.

Back to my green smoothie.

The last time I made it it was bitter-sweet and both me and my daughter loved it.

These days my daughter is so used to having those smoothies that everytime I’m taking pictures of what I just fixed (thinking it’s a good recipe to share on my blog), she stays very close to me hoping for a quick sip (or two). I don’t know if she really likes the taste of it or she just thinks that if I’m giving so much attention to this glass it has to be something good… Right!? 

As long as she eats it saying “yummy” while massaging her belly I’m happy :) (yes, she really does that).

Recipe:

1/2 cup plain yogurt (more if needed)

1 kiwi

1/2 cup strawberries

1 apple, washed, cored, with skin (granny smith for more tart taste)

1 banana

lemon juice from 1/2 lemon (its about 1 Tbsp, depends on the size of the lemon)

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 big handful baby spinach

If that smoothie is too tart I would add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup but for us it worked perfect without it.

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