Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kitchen Confessions- Green Smoothies Not So Smooth!

So I don't know if it's because I am nursing my baby or what but I have been craving spinach like crazy! I even had a bowl of fresh spinach for breakfast the other day. I have been sneaking it into most of our meals as well. Chopped up in mac and cheese, pureed in spaghetti sauce, that kind of thing.  I have read on Facebook from my friends that are drinking "green smoothies" and I thought I would try to make my own. I have a small personal blender (a knock off of a magic bullet) and thought that would work OK to make it. So I put in a banana, some frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, orange juice, probiotic powder and a big ole' handful of fresh spinach. I blended it up as well as I could and took a drink... YUCK!! It was awful! I read that drinking veggies is better so you can get the max amount without having to eat veggies all day long but man that was not what I thought it was going to taste like. I also think I should save up for a Vitamix or something like that so I can get a better blend. This smoothie has good sized leaf chunks in it. YUCK!!

Next time I will just eat a big bowl of spinach!!

4 comments:

Kelly said...

I usually put my spinach at the very bottom and pile things on the top, put the blender on the highest spin, and it turns out great. I can't taste it and the pieces are so tiny. Maybe let it blend a bit longer? The other thing you can try is blending a bit of milk with the spinach first and then add the other stuff. Good for you for trying it!! I was scared stiff the first time but I tried it a few times and got it more perfected.

Kelly said...

Oh ya- I also add a little bit of vanilla yogurt and most often canned peaches to the mix. It helps to balance out the extremeness in tastes of all the other stuff thrown in.

Anna said...

I drink green smoothies every day for breakfast, but i have a Blendtec and it is AMAZING and blends everything to smitherines. Including spinach. The first time I tried a green smoothie with my normal blender I almost vomited. I'm not even exaggerating. I cannot drink chunky greens. The blendtecs are pricey though.

OUR CLAN said...

I make green smoothies all the time for kerry. You need a larger blender. I put in a can of juice concentrate, approx 3 fruits (so a banana(the riper the better)an overripe peach and a handful of strawberries) then a couple handfuls of spinach. Blend like crazy, add some water if you need to. then pour it into a picture and add a couple more cans of water and "voila" you have yummy smoothie!

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