I’m going to let you guys in on a secret, but you have to promise not to blab. I stumbled across something pretty huge recently and I have a feeling that it’s really going to take off.
Hold onto your dungarees, peeps, this is big:
Hmm? What’s that you say? Smoothies aren’t new? They’ve been around for pretty much ever? Huh.
Well either way, I’m into them. Big time. When Justin bans me from cooking or baking because it’s 90 degrees outside and equally as comfortable in our kitchen, I whip up a smoothie and everyone cheers.
Let me rephrase: mostly everyone cheers. Others just heave sighs of relief that I’m not heating up the kitchen again.
It took me awhile to convert, I admit. I could get behind mixing up some fruit, maybe some yogurt, and calling it a day, but then I heard about people putting stuff like spinach in their smoothies and I scoffed.
I mean, that’s disgusting.
But as it turns out, it’s not disgusting! You actually can’t even taste it! Really!
I know you don’t believe me, and that’s okay. But while you’re sitting there like a rookie, not getting your daily servings of vegetables, I’ll be enjoying a delicious smoothie chock full of vitamins and antioxidants. I’m one step closer to Popeye with every sip.
And what girl doesn’t want that?
Last night after my run, I couldn’t even consider turning on the stove to make something, so I decided a smoothie was the way to go.
I tossed the following in this smoothie:
- 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 cups spinach
- 5 or 6 strawberries
- 1 medium banana
- 2 or 3 tablespoons honey
- about 1/4 cup milk
- ice cubes
I used a big glass beer mug because since we have an immersion blender, all of the action goes down in the mug so it has to be wide and sturdy.
You can also use a regular blender, but I like the immersion blender because its so easy to clean. You just pop the metal part off and toss it in the dishwasher. Easy as that!
A minute later you’re left with a delicious and nutritious smoothie! Perfect for breakfast or for a snack.
Okay, so maybe it’s not the nice pink color that you’re used to with strawberry-banana smoothies, but just trust me. You can’t even taste the spinach.
Still not convinced? What if I do…this?!
Still no? Tough crowd.
Swing on by and I’ll make you a smoothie and I’ll prove to you how sneaky the spinach is. You just have to promise to share it with Brody.