So you can look all over the web and see all these Green Smoothies.
And probably think something like me, WTF? Spinach in a smoothie? And NOT taste it? Yeah, right ... I believe ya ...
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE SPINACH. In salads. On sandwiches (oh yummy, skip the lettuce and try spinach next time, excellent!) and of course, in dips ... but a smoothie, to DRINK? I think not.
But then I saw THIS (thank you yet again, Pinterest!) and thought, wow, it's ... BEAUTIFUL.
Huh. A green smoothie is beautiful. Purty. Very very much so.
So here you have my opinion ... here's how I did it ...
3 cubes of frozen plain yogurt (I just froze it in ice cube trays and then stuck them 3 to a bag in smaller bags
1 tablespoon peanut butter (not the measuring tablespoon!)
1 frozen banana (sliced)
1 cup milk
2 to 3 handfuls of spinach (enough to fill the blender to top ... I'm sure I should have used more, but oh well)
Honestly, I was worried at this point. That's a lot of spinach
Let the blender whip it up and then hit liquefy if you have it ...
And while I talk about using the blender, another reason I tried this is because usually, when I try to make a smoothie with frozen anything (ice, fruit, etc), the thing is all chunky and lumpy. Ick. Well, IF I had a Blendertec or VitaMix that wouldn't be a problem ... but I can't justify spending $400 to $600 for a blender (hello, this is considered a SMALL appliance) ... so to see that That Iowa Girl uses a Osterizer, well, I knew it would be all right in my world ... just sayin.
So here you go. I blended it up in my Cuisinart. Pretty trusty small appliance, I'd say.
And the end results.
Yes, that IS a Roccos Tacos glass ...
It was actually pretty tasty. Definitely tasted peanut butter ... BUT a word of caution, you have to drink it RIGHT AWAY. Seriously. I stashed some in a glass in the freezer for Hubby and tried his after he made face ... blech. Do it while it's fresh!
FYI - after I got home from the gym the other night, I went ahead and made this with Nutella instead of peanut butter AND fresh banana as I forgot to freeze one that morning ...
If you eat with your eyes, don't do this. It's a pretty ugly, mucky looking green vomit like brown. Sorry. Just saying. Although the taste was still good!
I can honestly say YES I will be making these frequently. I'm thinking these will be great for after a hard workout ... but then that means I'm gonna be skipping a dinner or two ...
So .... have you gotten on the Green Smoothie kick?
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