Last week I got a 2.5-pound bag of fresh spinach for $1.50 (I told you ... how cheap is that?!). As I threw it into my cart, I noticed a nearby elderly lady staring at the gargantuan bag. She turned to me and said, "That's a LOT of spinach!" To which I replied, "Yeah ... but it's really good in smoothies! I just throw a big handful in and you can't even taste it. You should try it!" As I walked away, I saw her stick a big ol' bag in her cart, too. Hope she likes her green smoothies!
I make smoothies for myself and the kids once a day. They've become our new mid-morning snack. I've been whipping up the same recipe for the past week so I thought I'd share it here. I don't actually measure the ingredients when I make it; these amounts are a guesstimate. More for a reference. So, if you don't like how it turns out, don't shoot me. You might have to fiddle with it a little to get what you want.
Berry Green Smoothies
Ingredients (add in this order for best blending results):
1 1/2 c. 100% apple juice (no added sweetener)
1 BIG handful of spinach (doesn't really matter how much you put in -- it blends down to almost nothing)
2 small bananas, broken up
1 c. frozen sliced strawberries
1 c. frozen blueberries
Put the lid on and hit the gas! I mean, the "go" button. "Blend." Whatever.
Now, it's time for ... SMOOTHIE FACES!!!
Check out that green 'stache.
Hit me up with YOUR best smoothie recipes!