Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bought me a blender

I'm not much for health fads, but when a former co-worker posted something about "Green for Life" on her blog, I read up and jumped on the "green smoothie" bandwagon. I've been sick FIVE times this school year alone. This week included high fever, body aches and hacking cough. Something needed to change. As much as I like them and try to get them in my diet, fruits and veggies don't always take priority. My husband truly avoids them all.

Today, I bought a blender, fruit and greens and set out to make some change. Notice the slightly maniacal look of the knife wielding smoothie maker below. I'm not sure if it's the fever or sheer determination.

My Smoothie Recipe

2 handfuls of fresh spinach

1 Banana

1 Kiwi

1 Apple

1 handful of grapes

2 cups ice (can use water instead)

In the blender, the concoction looked a whole lot green and very pulpy, so I was a little skeptical. So not to notice the color, I put it all in a Camelbak bottle with straw. There was no need, though, the smoothie was incredibly tasty! I did give up on the straw. With ice, it got too thick for it. Total consumed was about 32 oz.

The true taste test will come tomorrow, when I share some with Steve. Regardless, the "green smoothie" is a hit with me!

1 comment:

Danni said...

That sounds good! Smoothies never hurt anyone.