I’ve had a recipe for a “green smoothie” sitting in my cookbook rack for a good two weeks now. A GREEN SMOOTHIE. Not like green as in Al-Gore-Save-the-Planet Green, but GREEN, as in there is spinach involved.
A good deal of spinach.
Which just seems like the wrong thing to do to an unsuspecting smoothie. Just wrong on so many levels, I think.
Which is why I haven’t tried it.
Oh I make plenty of smoothies, you can be sure. My favorite ones include chocolate (protein powder), peanut butter (non-recalled natural type), and a frozen banana.
Because that’s what you do to bananas when you buy 3 pounds worth from Sam’s because, I mean, HAVE YOU SEEN THE PRICE OF BANANAS?
BTW, this is my recipe for frozen bananas. Cut ‘em up. Slap ‘em down on a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Layer ‘em if you need to. Freeze ‘em for a couple of hours. Throw ‘em into a freezer bag. Put ‘em back in the freezer. Your welcome.
(I may or may not have airbrushed the filth off of my stovetop)
Anyhoo. Back to my plight. The Green Smoothie. In my desperation to eat healthier, I thought I’d give it a go. What’s the worst that could happen? Pretend I didn’t ask that.
I threw the following ingredients into my Vita-Mix (which is basically a really awesome blender on steroids):
2 Cups Fresh Spinach (stems and all)
1/2 Apple (peel and all)
2 slices pineapple
Handful of grapes
1/2 Cup Water
A few ice cubes
(and I added 2 packets of Splenda)
I turned the Vita-Mix on, and watched the greenery swirl around and around and around and around.
I was starting to feel a little queazy.
In reality, the whole process took two minutes start to finish.
I tasted it.
I quickly ran a glass out to Fiddledaddy because I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW DELICIOUS IT WAS! And he agreed with me. He’s a lucky man to have married a woman who is right all of the time.
You can play around with the fruit combinations. But, I think I hit on the perfect blend.
The Green Smoothie will now be a part of my daily routine. I’m going to try it out on the offspring tomorrow. And tell them that it’s green because St. Patrick’s Day is coming up.
Because I’m not above parenting by deception.
Remember, Carol at I Throw Like a Girl is hosting Mr. Linky for Saturday Stirrings. Head over there for more great recipes!
Have a great weekend, y’all!!!