|You will notice that I spilled the smoothie on the outside of the glass so I carried it with a paper towel, effectively removing the spill-over. Some day I will learn to use Photoshop Elements and edit out the nasty parts of pictures...|
This is what I did:
This is the basic fruit smoothie I have told you about before which includes:
1 cup orange juice
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 frozen chopped banana
2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds
Then I threw in one handful of washed, shaken out, baby spinach.
Starting the blender, I stood over it and blended for about 3 minutes.
This made two large glasses of purple lusciousness. I asked Dear One his opinion. He said, "It is good." Good!!!! That is such a great response! I loved it.
So, today I made another of these greenish smoothies. I put a much larger handful of baby spinach in it and ground it for about 4 minutes. (The last one had a few little bits of spinach identifiable on my tongue. I was not so fond of that texture issue, so I blended longer this time. It was still good the last time but this one was ideal texture.)
When mine glass was almost half gone, I remembered my sister sent me a message about adding turmeric to our diets to help with arthritis, and other, pain, so I thought, "Why not?" Since Dr. Greger in "How Not To Die" says we need 1/4 teaspoon a day of turmeric, I threw in a quarter teaspoon of it into my partial cup of greenish smoothie. Since I just sort of stirred it in, it sort of clumped up.
May I just say, this was not so pleasing. The clumps were dry on my tongue. Not good. I will try it again but will add the turmeric to the blender. I will just add it to my serving the next time, and the time after that, after conversing on the subject with Dear One who could use a little pain relief, I will add it to the whole blender jar of smoothie if he gives me the green light.
I wonder how far we can go with this green smoothie thing before we cannot tolerate it....