A great way to get your kids to eat greens! You will be amazed by this yummy fruity smoothie. Experiment with different amounts or types of fruit and make your own.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the banana, grapes, yogurt, apple and spinach into a blender. Cover, and blend until smooth, stopping frequently to push down anything stuck to the sides. Pour into glasses and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

204.7 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 45g 15% DV; fat 1.9g 3% DV; cholesterol 4.3mg 1% DV; sodium 76.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2007
This was good but a little too much like Spinach. A friend gave me a variation: 1 cup carrot 2 cups raw spinach, 2 apples peeled and cored, 1 cup OJ, 2 bananas and 2 cups of strawberries. Tastes much better than it looks!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2006
I gave this recipe three stars. I liked it but it was a little heavy and not really my taste. Once in a while this smoothie would be great and healthy. But I try to drink smoothies daily and this was just a little heavy and not to my taste. Read More
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393 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 259
  • 4 star values: 100
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2007
This was good but a little too much like Spinach. A friend gave me a variation: 1 cup carrot 2 cups raw spinach, 2 apples peeled and cored, 1 cup OJ, 2 bananas and 2 cups of strawberries. Tastes much better than it looks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2008
WOW, WOW, WOW!! Who would have thought raw spinach could make a smoothie taste so good! Even if you DON'T like spinach you should try this! I followed the recipe except for the grapes. Since I didn't have the grapes I put in the entire PEELED apple in chunks. I didn't have vanilla flavored yogurt (too much sugar in that product) so I used plain yogurt and after tasting the recipe added 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed and 1 teaspoon organic agave (low glycemic sweetener that looks like honey). To make the smoothie colder I added some crushed ice (this does make it thinner). The smoothie will definitely become a BIG hit on this site!! I will make this weekly!! I will use another reviewers suggestion to get the kids to try it by having a "green" food coloring bottle on the counter!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2005
This drink was really good. We were reluctant to drink it for breakfast but by mid-morning it was a sweet and healthy treat. Surprisingly it even looks good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
We love green smoothies but I have learned a few things this recipe leaves out. Spinach is boss and a green smoothie will taste like spinach if you leave out a simple ingredient. a banana. Banana is boss over spinach so if you add a banana. any frozen fruit yogurt and a liquid you will not taste spinach and the banana calms the overly fruity taste and does not over-power. Kids would probably love this with this 1 additional ingredient. For an extra boost we also add a packet of emergen-c vitamin c drink. The kids won't touch that stuff otherwise. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2005
I really don't like bananas so I used a mango instead. Also I used plain yogurt instead of vanilla -- so to make it sweeter I used some pineapple. The only thing I didn't like about this recipe was that it was chewy. This was mostly due to leaving the skin on the apple. I would not do that again. Our blender couldn't seem to handle it and I was left with a chewy apple skin aftertase. Overall good recipe. Not something I would eat every day but for a once-in-a-while health food snack it was very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2006
I made this for my 17 month old who refuses to eat her veggies and she loved it! I didn't have any grapes so I threw in strawberries instead. It was delicious thankyou! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2006
We pretty much decided that any fruit mixed in a blender with some ice tastes good. We would have never thought to put vegetables. Surprisingly pretty good. You could taste the spinach but it was not strong. It is an amazing color of green! We did not have grapes so used oranges instead. Still good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2006
Very yummy. I was lazy and used 1/4 cup apple juice instead of the actual apple and it was still delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
4-star on taste 5-star on health! You really can't taste the spinach...a great way to sneak those leafy greens to your kids! I have an anti-banana family and even cutting back to a half of one didn't stop the gags...next time I'll use pineapple (which will preserve the pretty green color) and I know they'll love it. I froze the grapes so they were like little ice cubes to make the smoothie extra cold. Dairy also bothers some in my family so I replaced the yogurt with vanilla almond milk and it was still delicious. This is refreshing change from the standard berry smoothie! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2006
I gave this recipe three stars. I liked it but it was a little heavy and not really my taste. Once in a while this smoothie would be great and healthy. But I try to drink smoothies daily and this was just a little heavy and not to my taste. Read More
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