I've been on the green smoothie bandwagon for about a year now.
Initially the idea of tossing in a bunch of spinach leaves with things like banana and strawberries seemed rather unappetising.
But I am a convert.
One of my presents from Ken and the kids was a nice new blender .. which has been so nice to use as my old one was starting to sound like a plane about to take off, it shook so much that it almost danced off the bench every time I blended anything and it leaked everywhere so there was a quick window of opportunity to get the bits into the blender and get them blended before half of the liquid seeped all over the place.
So it's been smoothie central around here since Christmas.
I like to experiment with different fruits and seeds and things. Mostly I have success and they taste great. And more often then not a handful of baby spinach leaves find their way into the blender regardles of the mix of ingredients. And honestly you cannot taste the spinach at all.
I'm trying out a new yoghurt called five.am which so far I am really liking!
The above smoothie is ::
- a handful of baby spinach
- 1 red apple, peeled and chopped
- about 5 strawberries
- a tablespoon of chia seeds
- a tablespoon of linseeds
- a dollop of plain yoghurt
- milk - I used to use skim, now I tend to just use lite milk ..(or I will use almond milk instead)
Blend. Drink. Mmm.