If you know me well, you should be sitting down for this post. In fact, I would advise strewing some cushions about the floor, just in case you should fall over in sheer shock. You see, this smoothie is not just pretty good, it’s actually ridiculously healthy, but most importantly, it contains a vegetable! Yes! A real vegetable! And I, enemy of vegetables, find it quite edible, enjoyable even!
I must warn you, it doesn’t look all that delicious.
But don’t be fooled by how unattractive it looks, it’s actually more than palatable. Remember my post about the strawberry-banana smoothie that I am now sweet on ;)? Well, this is a variation on that smoothie that I was brave enough to try out. And I am so glad I did! I get spinach into my diet now, and it’s easy and yummy! Much easier than having to find a way to stomach (literally and metaphorically) a salad!
Here’s what you need:
5-6 Organic Strawberries
A handful or so of raw, organic spinach
3-4 tablespoons of yogurt
A few splashes of milk, depending on the consistency you prefer
Two pinches of cinnamon powder
Hull the strawberries:
Wash a handful of spinach, this is about how much I used:
Now, throw the strawberries, peeled banana and spinach into a blender, along with the yogurt, milk and cinnamon powder.
And blend it all until even and smooth. You can add more or less yogurt and milk, depending on the thickness/consistency you prefer.
And there you have it, a perfect little drink between study breaks:
It doesn’t look all that appetizing, but I promise you, you can barely taste the spinach. All it tastes of is strawberries, banana and cinnamon.
I make sure to use organic fruits and vegetables for this smoothie because I figure there is a decent chance that they will have less pesticides than the non-organic ones. I am aware of course, of how little the use of the term ‘organic’ is regulated in the food industry.
I’ve also made a chocolate variation of this by adding a tablespoon of cocoa to the mix. I find it tastes fine without the chocolate however; I almost feel like there are too many flavours interacting with one another in the chocolate version.