Anyone for a green smoothie? A little kiwi, a little spinach, a surprise ingredient…
However, not only are kiwi and spinach consistent with a summer state of mind, but a desire for satisfying textures led me to an old favorite that I had forgotten about. Smoothies! I don’t know why they’ve slipped my mind for several years, since they’re incredibly easy and quick to pull off, and you feel like you’re eating dessert.
So get ready for this recipe that intrigued me as soon as I happened on it. Spinach and Kiwi Smoothie, which inspired me to dash to my local market and make sure I had everything necessary, including the “surprise.”
Doesn’t it look delish?
It turns out that mine isn’t quite as pretty to look at, but it was a blast to make — especially with the raised eyebrows of my son and a friend when I requested their assistance as my Taste Testing Team.
That secret ingredient?
I will add that I love flax seed (really), and I also love spinach. So I doubled the amount of spinach and likewise, the flax seeds. As I am a bit cavalier in the kitchen when it comes to measuring, I didn’t bother to measure exactly… It was a bit of this so it looked pretty in the blender, then a bit of that (using the same criterion).
A fistful of spinach, a banana and a half, and three kiwis that I peeled and sliced.
Yes, that is more than a sprinkling of flax seed on top!
But look how easy this is.
Next, yogurt. And yes, some crushed ice. (I snapped the image before the ice.)
Then all you do is Push. The. Button.
Oh, and pour.
See the seeds? Cool, don’t you think? A crunchy smoothie!
I really should have served it in a Mason jar. (I also made pineapple-orange-banana smoothies the same evening. They went into Mason jars.) But it’s just as scrumptious in a whiskey glass or stemware.
Still, the real trick is getting those Taste Testers to genuinely give it go. A green smoothie isn’t the most usual on the block.
But look! A smile! You should have heard the squeals of pleasure at the first sip… Wait… Now you can. Pop by and visit me on Instagram and check out my lovely taste tester for yourself.
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