Now you see it.
And now you don’t.
Know what? You really can’t taste it, either. I kid you not. I’ll be the first to admit my skepticism when Laura touted the yumminess of a green smoothie (I didn’t doubt the nutrition) but when I found myself with a bag of Manager’s Special spinach quickly heading south in the fridge, I had to give it a try.
My “recipe” isn’t quite the same as Laura’s. Here’s what I tossed in the blender.
- frozen banana chunks (probably about two or three bananas worth)
- frozen strawberries (maybe a cup?)
- fresh spinach (probably two cups — I used a lot)
- orange juice (about two cups)
No sugar, no artificial sweetener. Nothing but fruit, real orange juice, and spinach. How’s that for a tasty addition to your New Year’s healthy eating tackles?
I’m no expert, but I think the orange juice is key to camouflaging the greens. I don’t think I’d try to stick spinach in my fruit/yogurt/milk smoothies. Ick! Another “key” — frozen fruit eliminates the need for ice, which I think adds a lot of flavor (because the ice can dilute the flavor).
Of course my three year old right-hand-man was by my side throughout the process (Darn! My plan was to sneak the greens in!).
“Mom! What you doing?”
“What you putting in dere?”
“I don’t wike dat. Dat can’t be good, Mom.”
Curiosity got the best of him though, and after some slurping…
“I wike dis, Mom!”
Told ya. You can’t taste the spinach! Now, go make yourself a green smoothie! Drinking my greens works for me!