Friday, January 10, 2014

50:50 split = 100% success

we went through a ton of spinach.

here is my belated report on how mac's 3rd grade class liked the "holiday party" green smoothies!

i made two types and talked the whole time to the class while i was prepping and blending.  i made them giggle, asked them questions, talked to them about real food and cooking with their families... it was a riot.  i told them that they didn't have to try it if they didn't want to... nobody declined, even though most of the class agreed i was a "crazy nutball" to be putting spinach into a drink.  i love calling myself that, it makes the kids laugh so hard they give you hugs at the end.

i made two types:

1st batch of green "holiday" smoothies:
2-3 handfuls of packed spinach
1 banana
1/2 pear
1/2 apple
(if you only have one or the other, just use the whole apple/pear)
juice from 1/2 orange
juice from 1/2 lemon
water (to fill line- which almost covers all of the fruit and greens)
zoom zoom

2nd batch of green/red (kinda brownish/purplish) holiday smoothies:
same as above + frozen mixed berries/mango in place of the apple and/or pear

no additional sweetener was needed (i brought organic stevia so happy it's totally unnecessary!)

i passed small sample cups to each student and then they got to pick which type they wanted for a "big" glass.  11 students wanted the 2nd batch and 10 students wanted the 1st batch.  the majority of the class asked for seconds!!!  i whizzed up smoothies the entire time (i made 6 full batches!!!!!) while mary (the other super party mom who is in the middle of our picture) ran games and activities.  there were a handful of parents who also came to the celebration and i was so excited to surprise them at how delicious a green smoothie can be.  by the end of the party, the class could recite the ingredients... i wonder if anyone taught their families how to make them over break?!

miss mekaelian, thank you so much for having me - you and your class rocks!!!!

i can't wait to do it again.  


our morning challenge: drink these smoothies every morning for breakfast... so far so good, today is day #3.  go team shife-dog.



  1. This is awesome! I love it! My kids absolutely love green smoothies too!!

  2. Thanks Heather!!! What do they like in their green smoothies!?

  3. Awesome! Lindsey--do you add ice? Just wondering if it's like a frozen smoothie or more of a juice....

    1. If you add ice, it's more of a frozen smoothie for sure:)

  4. Lindsey I admire you so much and absolutely love your energy! Alix

    1. Oh Alix, thank you! Can I just tell you how happy I am that you have joined your energy to JOFF and the Food Rev too? Lots of lights are coming together, pretty cool to be a part of it with you and so many others:)


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