Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Vanellope Von Schweetz Smoothie!

Sometimes, you just need something sweet, but if you're a stickler for health, then indulging yourself with ice cream or froyo everytime isn't really the best option. Well folks, I'm here to tell you that not only can you satisfy your sweet tooth, but you can get another serving of veggies at the same time so you can be both sweet and tough like Vanellope from Wreck it Ralph!

It took me a while to realize that fresh fruit smoothies are the bomb. They can serve as a great breakfast on the go or a small one can make a good snack later in the day, plus I sneak in some spinach (don't worry you can't taste it) so I can get another serving of vegetables without having to force them down via salad or sneak them into my omelette. I don't make mine with dairy, so they do satisfy the Paleo requirements. I shouldn't have to say this, but in order to make this recipe, you will need a blender. 


  • 1 cup Almond Milk (You can buy it at the store, although there are usually some preservatives in it, or you can make it yourself).
  • 1 cup Frozen Peaches (You can make or buy these ready frozen)
  • 1 cup Frozen Mangoes (Same as above!)
  • Banana
  • 1 Cup of Spinach
  • Optional: Add any other fruit you like!

  1. Add both frozen fruits to the blender.
  2. Break your banana in half and add both halves to the blender (if you're not a huge banana fanatic, only add one half or it will be SUPER banana flavored, which I happen to like). 
  3. Add in a handful of spinach (that's generally about 1 cup). 
  4. Then pour in your cup of Almond Milk.
  5. Remember to cover the blender with the lid. Plug it in and then blend until everything is completely smooth. You want to make sure it's as smooth as possible so that you don't have tiny spinach leave particles floating around in there. The smoother it is, the less noticeable it will be. It will probably add a very "fresh" taste to the smoothie, but it's really not noticeable when you use a strong fruit like mangoes to cut it. 
  6. Pour and enjoy! This generally makes 1.5-2 servings depending on how much smoothie you want to drink. I like to keep the half in the fridge for later or share it with someone.


  1. I LOVE sneaking spinach into smoothies! I used to use strawberry greek yogurt, a banana, a dash of Simply Orange if we had some on hand, and as much spinach as I could fit in there. Makes it a healthy-looking green color and yep, no taste!

    Sadly, the roommate who owned the blender moved out, and we haven't replaced it yet... I'll have to get one so I can try this non-dairy version though!

    1. Sneaking in the spinach is key! I discovered how awesome that was when I went to the fresh fruit smoothie guy outside work. My cousin squares by using yogurt. I feel like that would make it thicker. HMMMMM! Definitely invest in a new blender. It's worth it (though cleaning them is annoying).

  2. It's easy to clean if you put a squeeze of dishsoap, and some warm water, and BLEND it. Then rinse. TaDa!