I’m a big fan of smoothies. So much so that I have two cookbooks devoted to nothing but smoothies.
A few years ago I bought a four-pack of cups from Tupperware that feature tight-fitting lids and a hole for a straw. They are perfect for smoothies — filling and storing extras in the freezer.
One thing I’ve never really experimented with and have wanted to for quite some time is putting spinach or greens in smoothies. I think it’s a good idea nutrition-wise, but I never really knew how it would taste.
My fresh strawberries I picked during my vacation gave me just the excuse I needed to give it a try.
After successfully having spinach in a smoothie, I can happily say I am eager to do it again. Not only was the smoothie tasty, but I couldn’t really taste the spinach. Even better yet!
Here’s the recipe I made, courtesy of ThedaCare:
Berry Surprise Smoothie
1 apple, cut up (do not peel)
1 cup frozen mixed berries (I used fresh strawberries instead)
1 cup fresh spinach
¼ cup orange juice
1-3 ice cubes
2 tablespoons plain or Greek yogurt (I used a small container of Greek yogurt)
» Place all ingredients in the blender and blend on highest setting for at least 1-2 minutes.