I have wanted to try green smoothies for months. Seriously. Since January when I wrote down being healthier as one of my goals for this year. But the truth is that I have never liked the green stuff. Let me rephrase that. I hate vegetables with a passion. I'm talking about your traditional steamed, tasteless "but they are good for you" vegetables. Just ask my mother (Hi Mummy!) Luckily as I matured (ahem), I have learned to appreciate veggies, especially when well seasoned and prepared.
But honestly? Drinking spinach or kale? Um, no thank you. But our neighbours gave us some spinach on the weekend, and since I wasn't going to cook it (although I loved it in the salad they made), I figured it was now or never. So I hopped onto Pinterest - because of course I have been pinning smoothie ideas all along. I decided to go with this guide by Sweat and The city which broke it down very simply (the site seems to be defunct now though).
It's more pink than green, but I'm ok with that!
Big glass for Mummy (me that is, not my Mummy. Was that confusing?), little glass for Kieran.
Yummmmmy! He didn't drink all of it, but he did have several sips. I quite liked it, although I think next time I will also add yoghurt for the consistency. I don't know if it was the energy boost from the smoothie, or the fact that it was warm and sunny all day yesterday, but we had a great day running and playing, and I didn't feel like collapsing on the couch and groaning until at least 6 p.m.
I guess I will be looking for spinach and kale at the market from now on!
Do you like green smoothies? Can your share your recipes and tips?