Sneaky Greens Smoothie Recipe

After-School Special

These snacks are sure to be a hit for the before-dinner munchies.

Many school-aged kids have lunch early in the day, so by the time school wraps up, they’re likely more than a little hungry. The space between school and dinner can feel endless, and if you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard more variations of “I’m starving” and “What’s for dinner?” than you can count. Read on to find out what these Chattanoogans make to keep the growling tummies satisfied.

Photography by Rich Smith

The Murphy family in their kitchen

“Depending on the mood in the house, I will make this extra thick and serve it in a bowl topped with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips and call it ‘ice cream.’ Or, if we’re on the go and in a hurry, I’ll put more milk in it so they can drink it from a straw and call it a ‘smoothie.’ 

The berries and honey have the most powerful flavors in the recipe, so my kiddos have no idea they are also eating tons of veggies and lots of superfood powders. They always ask for seconds, and there are never any leftovers. Mission accomplished!”

– Brittney Murphy

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sneaky greens smoothie

Sneaky Greens Smoothie

Brittney Murphy
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups frozen organic wild blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen organic banana
  • 1 organic yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup organic kale and spinach mix, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp. ground chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. amla powder
  • 1 Tbsp. moringa
  • 1 Tbsp. matcha (ancient matcha is more powerful than regular green tea, but if all you have is green tea, that’ll work – make sure it’s caffeine-free)
  • Raw honey, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. hemp protein powder
  • ½ tsp. tumeric
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Alternate between full-fat oat milk and soy milk – amount depends on desired thickness of smoothie

Optional:

  • Substitute organic pears, apples, or frozen mangos for some of the berries
  • 1 ripe avocado

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until the smoothie reaches desired texture and thickness, 30-60 seconds.
  • Pour into glasses and serve with a straw, or scoop into bowls and serve with a spoon. Serve immediately, or store in fridge until ready to drink.

Notes

Meal Prep Time-Saver: Measure out all the powders and place them in zip-close bags so they’re ready to toss in the blender for quick snacks in the future.
Keyword fruit, healthy snack, ice cream, smoothie, smoothie bowl, snacks for kids, superfoods, veggies
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