Lazy Girl Cooks: Green Smoothies

I’ve been on a bit of a green smoothie kick lately. A few years ago, my sister introduced me to the concept, and although I enjoyed them while I was at her house, I never really committed to figuring out how to make them for myself. It sounded complicated and like a lot of work.

It turns out they fit perfectly into my complete lack of cooking skills because they require no cooking.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Get out your blender.
  2. Pour in a splash of water or orange juice.
  3. Dump in a little fruit like some berries or half a banana.
  4. Add a handful, or two or three, of spinach.
  5. Put the rest of the fruit you want on top (maybe half an orange, a few chunks of pineapple and half an avocado).
  6. Secure lid of blender.
  7. Blend.
  8. Add a few chunks of ice if none of your ingredients were frozen and blend a bit more to make it nice and cold.
  9. Place goop in container that you can’t see the contents if it’s a gross color.
  10. Enjoy through a big milkshake straw.

Benefits:

  • You get a bunch of fresh fruits and vegetables easily.
  • It’s easy to drink in the car, at the office or while you are doing chores around the house.
  • Really, blenders are not that hard to clean.
  • You can experiment with any combination. Last week I added a few baby carrots, and it was amazing! Or half an apple (too much apple or pear, I have found, will make it foamy).
  • Put the finished product in the fridge and save it for an afternoon snack
  • You can do most of the prep work the night before–cut things into chunks, wash the greens, whatever won’t go bad overnight.
  • Everyone will look at you funny when you tell them what’s in your drink.
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One thought on “Lazy Girl Cooks: Green Smoothies

  1. I love me some blended greens! 🙂 Add to benefits: Much more vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll enter your system with blended greens. Unless you chew your food long enough to make it green-smoothie-consistency before you swallow it. How is that for an attractive thought? 🙂

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