I promised some friends from the library last week that I would give them the recipe for an awesome smoothie that I have been drinking, so I decided to post it to my blog. This is based on the recipe for a smoothie called “The Green Gorilla.”
- 1/2 package frozen spinach
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- 1 peach
- 1/2 cup water – use more or less depending on desired consistency
Yeah, you read the first ingredient correctly. What’s wrong, not feeling adventurous? Trust me – you’ll love it. I recommend letting the spinach thaw at room temperature for about 10-20 minutes before you try to cut it. You don’t want it to thaw too much, though. Blend the whole thing as much as you want (I thoroughly liquify it) and enjoy!
I don’t taste the spinach at all – what I taste is the fruit. I eat this and only this for lunch 6 days a week. It’s tasty and filling! And, just look at all of the servings of fruits and vegetables that you are getting out of the way in that one meal (I believe it comes out to 3 servings of fruit and 2 of vegetables). Enjoy!