If you like Orange Julius, chances are you'll LOVE this! I know, I know -- it's GREEN. Get over it. It doesn't TASTE or SMELL green. And I'm pretty particular about things that smell funny or if I can taste veggies in my drink. But, once I tried a spinach smoothie (done right), I was hooked. Also, I have to stay away from dairy or I end up coughing all day - so this is a great dairy-free smoothie, although if you wanted add a little yogurt, it would taste great too!
1-2 C fresh Spinach, uncooked
2 medium bananas*
2 clementines, peeled & divided
4 oz Orange Juice
2 oz Pomegranate Juice (or grape or blueberry juice)
handful of ice, if desired
Place in blender and blend until desired consistency. This makes one GIANT smoothie, or 2 - 12 oz smoothies. I drank the first half for breakfast, and then went and gulped the rest of it down right away. The entire thing is only 3 Weight Watchers points.
*I like to peel bananas, cut them in half and place them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer the night before. I usually have about a weeks worth of bananas for smoothies in there. They make the drink so much creamier that way.