This fruity smoothie gets a boost of color (and nutrition) from a handful of bright green spinach. Have it for breakfast or a refreshing after-school snack. Kids Advisory Board member Aleeza thought this could be called “Refreshing Pear Smoothie,” and we agree!
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Blender (adult needed)
- 2 very ripe pears, cored and chopped
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup water or milk
- dash vanilla extract
- tiny pinch salt
- 4 ice cubes
Put all the ingredients in the blender.
Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the mixture is smooth, 30 to 60 seconds.
Pour the smoothie into the glasses and serve right away, or pour it into a thermos or lidded cup to take with you.