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Hello Friday! I’m going all Instagram-famous-healthy-people on you today, with this Strawberry Pomegranate Green Smoothie. I mean, come on… paper straws and layered smoothies? How could one go wrong?
I’ve secretly been dying to make a layered smoothie just to make my kids go “oooooooohhhhh!” After I made this today I told my 3 year old is was a “Raph Smoothie” aka the red Ninja Turtle. He’s my smoothie boy already but the words “Raph Smoothie” intrigued him enough to want some immediately and he loved it! With no signs of anything green in sight him and the baby were fighting over the last drops. I combined some frozen bananas, strawberries, the water from a can of coconut milk, pomegranate arils, and spinach to make this and it tasted fantastic without being completely weird and chunky.
Maybe his smoothie was kind of Ninja related because I used my Ninja Master Prep to make it! I’ve talked about it quickly before, and I have to say it again, for the price I love this thing! To be totally honest, we are not the kind of family who can afford a $600 blender such as Blendtec or Vitamix. I’m sure those blenders are wonderful, but hello! $600? That’s a crap ton of money for a blender. I just can’t! If I could I probably still wouldn’t because $600? Should I say it again? $600!
Anywho, when we brought the Ninja home I wasn’t quite sure if I was convinced it would actually live up to all of it’s infomercial hype. I’ve seen far too many crappy products on those things to really trust a word that is being said! However, I think it does do what it says it is supposed to do, and the quality is good enough for using it a few times a week. I will say, I had to move the ingredients around a bit to get everything super smooth, but I’m totally fine with that if it saves me $540. I use it like a food processor and obviously, for making smoothies! So far, it is living up to the infomercial hype.
Now, if your the type of person who pulverizes mounds of ice, or makes smoothies a few times a day, you might want to consider getting a processor/blender that’s a bit more expensive. Just sayin’!
Just one more quick note, yesterday I discovered how to whip coconut cream. I put a can of full-fat coconut milk in the refrigerator and then skimmed the cream off the top and whipped it. The water that was left is what I used for this smoothie, however you can sub the milk straight from the can, or any other milk you’d like!
Strawberry Pomegranate Green Smoothie
Ingredient (pink layer):
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (or fresh!)
- 1/2 cup coconut water (from a can of coconut milk, cream skimmed)
Ingredients (green layer):
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
- 1/4 cup coconut water (from a can of coconut milk, cream skimmed)