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