Smoothies, or “mimis” as my daughter calls them, are an essential food at our house. We used to go to our local smoothie shop all the time until we realized we needed to start saving more money so we started making our own smoothies.

There are a lot of good recipes out there, however, I never follow a recipe. For our basic smoothie, we add about 8 strawberries, 1 banana, and 1/2 cup to 1 cup of blueberries, plus enough milk to blend it up. I also like to add in about 1 cup of spinach to every smoothie I make and they still taste great. Do you have a favorite recipe?

Eating smoothies is a great source of fruits and vegetables and the kids love it. They get a bit messy and I’ve become a pro at getting stains/fruits out of clothes but it’s all so worth it!

My daughter saw me put spinach into the smoothie and asked, “Mama, why are you putting grass in my smoothie?”