Thursday, June 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Blackberry Spinach Smoothie

June's Crazy Cooking Challenge has arrived!

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The theme for this month is fruit smoothies/shakes. I have to admit I am not a big smoothie or shake person. For breakfast I always prefer an egg over a smoothie. However, I was happy to take the challenge and fins something yummy and different. My husband worries about me getting enough iron since we found out we were pregnant because I have had so may food aversions. I thought this was a great opportunity to add a little spinach to my smoothie for extra nutrients. I searched to web for different smoothie recipes and decided on a blackberry smoothie from Hot N' Sweet Bowl. I followed the recipe, but added the spinach and a little extra ice to create the finished product. I loved the flavors of the frozen treat! The blackberries have a nice tartness next to the sweetness of the vanilla yogurt. Check of Tina's blog for more information (or to join the fun!) on the Crazy Cooking Challenge.




Ingredients
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
3/4 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
1 small handful of baby spinach
4-5 ice cubes

Instructions
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

8 comments:

  1. I love sneaky veggies! The color on this is amazing!

    #31

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  2. I love blackberries--this looks delicious!

    I'm CCC #5

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  3. Great idea to use the smoothie to boost your iron. My 2 yr old was just diagnosed with low iron this week, so I will definitely have to give this a try! Congrats on your pregnancy!

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  4. congrats on the pregnancy I started eating red meat after being a vegetarian when I was prego blackberries coming into season soon will keep this one CCC #34

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  5. Congrats!! I love the addition of spinach and the color of your smoothie is gorgeous.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  6. Your smoothie is so pretty and it sounds very healthy! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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  7. Your smoothie looks really good, I love the idea of adding the spinach to it!

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