Friday, January 27, 2017
Food Friday: Green-ish Brown-ish Smoothie!
Lately I have heard a lot of talk about the health benefits of "green smoothies". It seemed like an interesting idea, especially since some years ago a friend was feeding her young children green smoothies for breakfast. Apparently the children just plain sucked up these smoothies with great pleasure.
This is how I made ours which made two LARGE smoothies. Next iteration will be half size. Good nutrition has to include common sense and small portions.
2 cups orange juice
2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach
Blend these in your blender for AT LEAST one minute until the spinach has COMPLETELY turned into juice.
Add 1 cup frozen strawberries and 1 cup frozen banana chunks. (When bananas become very ripe-which they inevitably do-I chunk them up, put them in a freezer bag, and put into the freezer to be ready for a smoothie.)
Blend until very smooth and serve immediately.
Next time not only will I decrease the size of the smoothie but I will add ground flax seed meal and maybe even some turmeric....The added yellow of the turmeric cannot make the appearance any worse.