To balance things out, I'll share my first experience with a green smoothie. I was casually talking fruit smoothies with my cashier at Wegmans a few weeks back when she mentioned her daughter-in-law had gotten her hooked on green smoothies. I thought she was N.U.T.S. Not only that, but she said her daughter-in-law fed green smoothies to her 3-year-old! WHA?! I don't know about you, but when I was three, green was out. It still sort of is.
Then I started thinking...if a 3-year-old can handle it, and if they are all the rage on pinterest, maybe I should give it a go. I mean, I could strive for five...and achieve it in one sitting. This clearly would give me a pass to indulge a little...or a lot for the rest of the day. So I started doing some research and this is what I came up with:
You can't even taste the spinach. It just makes it green. Almost like food coloring. It was actually good.
A real-life Green Eggs and Ham story. I would drink green smoothies in a house...hopefully not with a mouse.
Shocking I know.
Strive-For-Five Green Smoothie
*Inspired by Yummy Mummy
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 healthy handful of spinach
- 1/2 cup water or almond milk (sweetened made it a little too sweet)
1. Place ingredients in your choice of blending method. I prefer my immersion blender.
2. Mix and enjoy with a bendy straw. Always with a bendy straw.