Recipe du Jour: Green Smoothie
I don’t often make smoothies, because I prefer to eat my fruit and veggies in their whole form. But sometimes I’m not in the mood for a jumbo salad, and a smoothie is a great way to get some extra greens in on those days.
Plus, smoothies are an excellent way to use up a bunch of ingredients in your fridge that have been sitting around too long and need to be eaten, pronto.
Smoothies are so versatile. You can use whichever fruit, veggies, and greens you have lying around. In this case, I went the Popeye route, with organic baby spinach, a frozen organic banana, organic frozen strawberries, and organic fresh blueberries.
Throw those suckas in your blender!
Add a teeny bit of water to get things going. Maybe 1/3 – 1/2 a cup.
Once blended, you’ll be left with something that resembles this attractive beverage:
(If it’s looking more brown than green, add more spinach and blend again. It’s a green smoothie, not a brown-sludge-like-substance smoothie. Mmm.)
This smoothie may not win any beauty pageants anytime soon, but it tastes much better than it looks. You hardly notice the spinach, even though there’s tons in it! It tastes sweet, just like bananas and berries. And more importantly – it’s fantastic for you.
Add a cheery straw and drink it right away to get the maximum nutrients. Enjoy!