Saturday, May 24, 2008

for several years, every summer, we make smoothies every single day. then the weather gets cold again and we lose all desire for them, until the next year. this is how i started:

frozen fruit
a banana
a couple of tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate

we eventually realized that the juice concentrate wasn't necessary. the smoothie was sweet enough without it.

but i've been reading a couple of blogs, (namely em's) and there's been a "green smoothie" callenge recently (which i missed, and i'm not sure that i'm sad about it) which got me to thinking.

so i tried spinach in a smoothie the other day. not very much. hardly any, really.

no difference in taste.

so this morning i added a big ol' handful of the stuff - and i threw in a tablespoon of the juice concentrate, just in case. my blender can't hack this kind of blend unless there's liquid in there, so I added about a cup of orange juice (for breakfastyness).

it was actually too sweet. I may have to take out the concentrate and the yogurt next time.

so maybe i will actually end up going "green". It's all about the baby steps.


Gretchen said...

That is a totally good idea and actually doesn't sound half bad.

Rob Au said...

Melissa has been trying to get me to try. I can't seem to get over the mind block... but now that there is someone I know who has tried it, maybe.

Nanette said...

There's a whole book about sneaking in healthy food, right? Good for you!

Kristen's Raw said...

Green smoothies are so good (and filled with tons of nutrition). I love them.

One of my favorite things to add to them is cinnamon :)

Have a lovely day!

Erin said...

Sounds promising, I plant spinach in our garden every summer for Rick.... he loves the stuff.

Hannah said...

I've been throwing in spinach for about a week now too. This morning I added it to Ty's protein drink, and he didn't even notice. Hoping I can get some greens into starch man this way :)

Ty said...

Dwat! Foiled by that waskawy wabbit!