Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

that's right

Hey Folks! Cooper here. I know it's been a long time since you've heard from me so here I am! Today I want to tell you about one of my favorite things--- SMOOTHIES! Every morning I beg my mom to make me one. Some days she jumps right to it and other days she tells me to go drink my milk. Yesterday was the best because we got to make smoothies at breakfast together. She pulled up a chair for me to stand on at the kitchen counter and let me put a few things in the blender. I'm totally not allowed to touch the power cord or the button that starts the machine but that doesn't stop me from pretending to! I like to see how she reacts and it makes me laugh. This morning she almost forgot to put the green leaves in that blender thing. Can you believe that? My monster smoothie isn't very monster-like if there's no green in it! I pointed that out to her and she was thankful. I'm very helpful, you know.

My mom wants me to tell you that this smoothie has a healthy dose of greens, fruits, protein and fiber...whatever that means. All I know is that it's sweet & tasty and I have to be really careful when I drink it. Since it's kinda thick, I can't drink it in my sippy cup. You know what that means?? I get to drink out of big boy cup with a cool straw!! When my mom's not looking I put my hand in the cup and then toss a few things in raisins...bits of toast...bananas. When I'm not looking, my mom sneaks a few sips for herself. That's right mom, I'm onto you.

OK so here's what we do:

First we add the green stuff in. Then we pour in the orange juice & vanilla soy milk.

My dad taught me to call it "gross milk" even though it tastes really good.


Then we put in 1 frozen banana, chopped up.


A few frozen strawberries. They're sooo cold! Mom lets me try a few.


And then we get a spoon and take out this stuff called flax seed. I dunno what it is.


We add it to the strawberries and then my mom puts the lid on and the motor goes really FAST!

hello flax

She pours it into my cup. She never does it fast enough for me. I can't wait! GRRRR.

sooo appetizing, right?

And then she puts it right in front of me.....and then I take a big sip!

My mom says I have a mustache. What's that?

I love my smoothies.

it's true

Now excuse me....

cooper's fave smoothie

I need to get into some mischief.

Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

Serves 2

  • 1 handful spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 frozen banana, cut in half
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth!

We've been known to add a few other ingredients to the mix:

  • a scoop of mango sorbet
  • handful blueberries
  • frozen raspberries
  • regular milk instead of soy
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  • March 8, 2011

    you are the cutest ever mister cooper and such a good boy for loving healthy smoothies!

  • March 8, 2011

    thumbs up for mr. cooper!

  • March 8, 2011

    Mmmm this is such a yummy healthy treat! Awesome.

  • March 8, 2011

    What a cutie pie. I wish I could get my kiddos on the smoothie bandwagon. They won't drink them! And believe me, I've tried to make them as milkshake-like as possible in hopes of kinda tricking them, but no dice.

    • March 9, 2011

      WHOA! That's crazytown. We loved ANYTHING blended as kids. I hope one day your kiddos do too!

  • March 8, 2011

    Beautiful eyes!! Love this recipe, gonna try it tomorrow!

  • March 8, 2011

    Gahhh, he's so adorable!!! I'm so going to put flaxseed in my smoothie today!

  • March 8, 2011

    Coop! I miss you!
    You look like a little man, now.
    Tell your mama she's doing a brilliant job with you. oxo

    • March 9, 2011

      Coop misses you too! <3 <3

  • March 8, 2011

    Yum! I love adding spinach to everything!

  • Cousin Jen
    March 8, 2011

    He is looking more and more like his daddy! He is so sweet Trace!

  • March 8, 2011

    I've been making my 2 year old son this same smoothie and he LOVES them! he calls it a "boonie." i'm just happy that he actually asks for something with a vegetable in it.

    • March 9, 2011

      I love that!! Cooper calls it "smooovee!" heehee

  • March 9, 2011

    Absolultey adorable! Enjoy that smoothie :-)

  • March 9, 2011

    hehe, I clicked through to see how you managed to make a strawberry-spinach smoothie beautiful and have to admit that I'm happy to see that yours is a little bit homely, just like mine. I love this combo and every time I make the strawberry spinach smoothie I think - THIS is why you can't buy these at the store! So delicious, so healthy...but so BROWN. :) Three cheers for homemade smoothies!

    • March 9, 2011

      haha. TOTALLY brown, and not very attractive...BUT soo tasty!

  • March 10, 2011

    he's soooo cute.

  • March 18, 2011

    The eyes on that boy! And the better they must see with all that spinach.

  • March 19, 2011

    OMG, that is one beautiful boy! His eyes are the same color as Graham's. I had never seen a child with gray eyes and now I have seen two. Gorgeous!

  • Vanessa
    April 13, 2011

    Made this for breakfast this AM and I am so in love! Even my 7yr old daughter tried it and gave me two thumbs up! BIG THANKS to Coop for sharing! You are a cutie!

  • December 16, 2011

    COOPER IS THE FRIGGIN CUTEST! :) I wanna try his recipe lol.

  • Lauren
    April 11, 2013

    Would this work in a baby bullet?

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