Tuesday, January 17, 2012

#3 / 52 Food Adventures: Drink Your Greens

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We've been getting this gorgeous spinach in our CSA box lately.
It's not like the baby spinach we would get at the store and it has a great sweetness to it.

I knew right away that I wanted to try some of the smoothies I've been seeing all over Pinterest.

I tried 3 different smoothies and although they get an A for flavor, 
the appearance is obviously lacking.

This first one came out a weird color because it's a blend of spinach, banana and strawberries.


Green Berry Blend
1 cup packed spinach
1 cup strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup ice

I really liked this and I've decided that you can't really taste the spinach at all.

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Luckily Peanut will try anything, regardless of how it looks because my dad said my smoothie looked like something Shrek would drink.

Peanut seemed to like it just fine!
I'll be making this again.

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Banana, Avocado, Strawberry Smoothie
2 medium bananas
1 small avocado
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup ice
1 tbs honey or agave (optional)
Taste your mixture and add the honey or agave if you need it.  
If your fruit is really sweet you might not.

I loved this one and Daniel seriously couldn't get enough of it.

If only I could get the boys to use a straw, this would all be so much easier.

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Green Monster Spinach Smoothie was a fail that was entirely my fault because I lacked ingredients and it wasn't even blended enough resulting in weird chunks and pieces of leaves.

Chewing on your smoothie is weird.

If you try something new or come across some ideas, 

Did you try anything new this week?


  1. Okay, TOO funny! I totally blogged about green smoothies this morning, too. HA! I have a few tips for the spinach chunk thing, too. ;)

  2. Does anyone know how to get the link thing where you can see a picture?

  3. When I was lucky enough to live with my parents, my mom would blend me up a spinach, tomato, carrot, and apple smoothie every morning in her VitaMix blender. I didn't get sick for years!

  4. mmmmm spinach! Have you ever bought Jessica Seinfelds cookbook? She has a recipe in there for spinach brownies. they are pretty good and you cant taste it in there either!

  5. Avocado smoothies are the best! My mom used to always mash up an avocado with milk and sugar for me when I was a kid. For some reason yours seems much healthier =]
    Here's my adventure for this week!

  6. gooch! i've been drinking green smoothies lately too!! kale+sliced cucumbers+green apples+green grapes+naked green machine juice+honey+ice. YUMMMM!


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