Monday, April 7, 2014
Accidental Green Smoothies
After years of debating, Hubs and I finally joined a wholesale club. Our family has finally come to the point where it makes sense to buy our staple things in bulk. Actually, I should say that our family has finally come to the point where we go through a bulk item in a week, instead of several months. The day we joined I had just a few items on my grocery list so I decided to pick them up while we were there.
Big lesson learned...our family does not need bulk produce! I don't know what I was thinking! All that to say, after many salads and kale chips, I still had an over abundance of spinach, kale and cucumber (I still have crazy amounts of green onions I have no idea what to do with).
I didn't want to waste all of our food, so I decided it was time to start experimenting with green smoothies. I'm not a huge fan of green smoothies so I was determined to find a combination that I could actually drink. First try tasted like I was drinking a salad. No thank you. But instead of tossing it, I threw it into ice cube trays and used that as my ice in the next attempt. I'm happy to say that I finally found a winner! Which is lucky because my not-so-expensive-large-quantity-produce purchase lasted me a week of salads, kale chips, smoothies and 30 ready-to-make smoothies in my freezer!
Here's my recipe:
Blueberry Pomegranate juice (a really good antioxidant)-1/2 cup
Spinach- small bunch
Cucumber- 3 slices
Plain Greek Yogurt- couple of spoon fulls
I was reading a blog with several different smoothie ideas and the writer was talking about how amazing she felt when she drank green smoothies. I'm not one to jump on food bandwagons, but I have to say that I found myself agreeing with the writer. I quickly found that days I had a green smoothie after a workout, I had much more energy and just generally felt really good. If you would like to try one, stop on by, I have plenty to spare!