Zoe’s Green Smoothie


Ever wished your kids were fans of green smoothies? Now’s your chance! With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, anything green goes! Today my 11-year-old, Zoe (who normally refuses to eat green smoothies), told me that she had an idea for a St. Patrick’s Day green smoothie. Can I just tell you how fast I dropped what I was doing and took her to the store to get apples and lemons? Like lightening, that’s how fast. Green smoothies are NUTRIENT-DENSE. Apples, lemons, fresh spinach and dairy-free yogurt = vitamin C, iron, magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and probiotics, oh yeah. And now that she’s crazy about this green smoothie, it can become part of her routine. I’m really loving St. Patrick’s Day right about now :-)

And so we have a long overdue installment from Kids Who Are Inspired to Cook. Thank you Zoe B!

Zoe’s Green Smoothie

that all my kids DEVOURED, but can be made milder if your kids prefer, see notes below

1 to 2 lemons, peeled and seeds removed
about 2 cups sliced Granny Smith apples, seeds removed
1 cup yogurt, or yogurt drink
1 to 2 big handfuls of fresh spinach

NOTES: With 2 lemons and using Granny Smith apples this is a Ka-Pow kinda smoothie. My kids LOVE the Ka-Pow, but you can use 1 lemon and apples that are less tart for a milder smoothie.

1. Puree all of the ingredients until smooth.
2. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Also, big thanks to today’s guest food stylist, my Zoe B, for her excellent photo styling!

♥, Kelly


    • says

      I make my own Coconut Yogurt. I use young fresh Thai coconuts. Once opened, I pour the water into a bowl and then scoop out the coconut meat. I mix together into a blender until creamy, only then gently stir in on packet of Yogourmet Kefir starter (but there are several non dairy yogurt starters).

      You gently mix the startere in after you blend to avoid destroying the cultures. Once mixed, just cover it and put the mixture in a cabinet for 24 hours to incubate. After 24 hours, stir it up and refrigerate. Amazing stuff. If coconuts were easier to open, I’d eat it every day. I tried packaged and frozen coconut and it did not work well at all.

      All the best,
      Dr. Mitch

  1. krista says

    Zoe, I was so excited to make your smoothie this morning! I didn’t have yogurt on hand so I used coconut milk and added a few cubes of frozen pistachio milk for added protein. One lemon was perfect for my family! Refreshing and delicious.

  2. Annette says

    I’m new to your website and so excited to try the recipes! I’m very interested in the ‘ice cream’ cookbook. When will that be available for purchase?

  3. ginny says

    Great combo! I used 1 lemon and coconut water instead of the yogurt. I will try to make the yogurt and make it that way next time. Thanks Zoe!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *