Simple Green Smoothie (a.k.a. How to use your regular blender like a "Magic Bullet")

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Using just three ingredients and one dish, you can create a simple, healthy green smoothie -- delicious for any time of day.
What you'll need:
Simple Green Smoothie
1 Banana
1 - 3 c. spinach (depending on your taste buds)
 1/2 c. frozen fruit (I use 6 frozen strawberries in this instructable)
1 32 oz. mason jar
Water (or orange juice)

Advanced Green Smoothie
To give your smoothie a little more nutritional pizazz, you can add just about any supplement.  Here are some of my favorites:
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 Tbsp ground sesame seed
1 Tbsp hemp seed
1 scoop green powder (mmmm...chlorophyll...)

Step 1: Find a jar that works for your blender

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The first step is to find a jar with the same size mouth as the base of your blender. 
I have had a lot of success with re-using Classico pasta sauce jars, but you can use canning jars, too.
bajablue4 years ago
Your canning jar idea is BRILLIANT! Best of luck to you!
twigcreek4 years ago
Yum...I think my boys would eat it too! :)
drewdat4 years ago
I tweaked your idea a little and started adding a half stick of margerine and a handful of Hi Hos to mine! Delish!
cjleyden4 years ago
amazing idea on the canning jar and even more amazing recipe. simple and delicious. thanks!
Add avocado, then I'm in.
irvblitzer4 years ago
kikimvp4 years ago
Damn, that be a freakin FANTSTIK smoothie!!! So healthy and filling! Perfect for after a workout :)
kpclaypool4 years ago
Very practical! A healthy breakfast made in a to-go container. Nice work.
ChrysN4 years ago
Cool, sounds good and healthy.
(ps. You should put the picture of the smoothie in the intro, so it appears in the thumbnail image).