Recipe: Tasty Smoothies

Yet another tasty, healthy, flexible, and easy recipe to add to your files (no expensive juicer required)! These smoothies are a great addition to any breakfast or lunch, and leftovers stored in the fridge are surprisingly good the next day. Recipe: Tasty Smoothies from 100 Days of Real FoodThe best thing about this recipe (probably thanks to the fact that a smoothie looks just like a milkshake) is that both of my daughters love them, and my pickier child ends up consuming fruits and vegetables that she would not normally eat. I had been making these for a while when one day I added the spinach, and it barely changed the taste.  I was so excited that I could easily get everyone (including me) to eat some fresh, raw spinach!

It is currently strawberry season here in NC, and this is a great way to use up all of those freshly picked berries. But, feel free to experiment with substitutions based on your family’s favorites. I noted some alternatives that we have tried below. Please leave a comment if you try something new to let us know how it turns out!



4.8 from 6 reviews
Tasty Smoothies
  • 1.5 cups plain organic yogurt
  • 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen (or we have tried 2 oranges, peeled)
  • 2 bananas (or 1 – 2 tablespoons of honey if you don’t like bananas)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ - ¾ cup fresh spinach leaves (I also tried adding some leftover broccoli instead of the spinach. My husband said I took things a little too far, but the kids still sucked it down!)
  • Optional: if using fresh berries (instead of frozen) add some ice cubes
  1. Combine all ingredients into blender and blend. Pour into cups and garnish with fruit or use fun straws to entice your kids!

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  • Comments

    1. Tonya |

      What blender do you use? Mine always leaves small bits of spinach. I would love to get the Vitamix but it’s a little to much money.

    2. Kristi Robertson |

      How many servings does this recipe make? I can’t wait to try it out!

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy) |

        Hi Kristi. About 2. ~Amy

    3. Krista |

      We tried the smoothie recipe this weekend and it was great. I did a double batch to freeze some and have some in the fridge for leftovers. We tried the ones in the fridge this morning (2 days later) and they tasted gross. I have a Ninja blender so I know it doesn’t blend the spinach quite as good as Blendtec or Vitamix. Any thoughts on why our leftovers taste not nearly as good? I’m afraid the ones in the freezer will taste the same and I’ll have to throw them all away.

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy) |

        Hi Krista. I find if you store them in a sealed mason jar, they keep fresher longer. I have also found that green smoothies start to taste “earthier” as time goes by. :)

    4. Sarah camden |

      On day 2. Just made this smoothie, added 2 tsps of Flax seed, amazing! Cheers.

    5. Kelly |


    6. Laura |

      Can these be frozen?

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi Laura. You can freeze them but it will effect the consistency. Lisa freezes them in molds and sticks them in the girl’s lunches. :)

    7. Robin |

      Hi, I received the menue for 100 days of real food and I am excited to try this. In the meal plan it says “popcorn”, but the recipe does not list it. Do I use it or not.


    8. Molly |

      Thank you for this recipe! I hate bananas and this is the first smoothie recipe I’ve seen that give me an alternative to them. :)

    9. Leigh |

      Can you put smoothie ingredients in freezer bags and freeze? Will it effect the fresh spinach? My fresh spinach always spoils before I use it all up.

    10. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy) |

      Hi Leigh. You certainly can. Freezing spinach and other leafy greens for your smoothie works great, as well. :)

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