After reading about The Sneaky Chef for hubbies, I decided to try out one of the The Sneaky Chef recipes for children on my son. It was titled “Brainy Brownies” and contained spinach as one of the healthy ingredients.
Since I had excess spinach left over, I decided to try making my first ever “Green Smoothie” using the Vitamix. As it happened, the internet was down at the time so I couldn’t look up any useful “Green Smoothie
recipes so I came up with my own. It was surprisingly very palatable. Despite the very green colouring, I didn’t even notice the spinach flavouring in it.
Looks like I should make myself more Green Smoothies…
As odd as it might sound coming from a former vegetarian, I have been struggling to eat my veggies of late. Ever since I became pregnant, the thought of eating veggies makes me want to gag. Yeah, go figure… Anyway, this is an excellent way to sneak in those greens without wanting to throw up.
So here’s the recipe:
- 1 Cup of spinach
- 20 Red Globe grapes
- 2 small bananas
- 1 Navel orange
- A handful of ice cubes
Blend everything in the Vitamix (starting on low speed and moving quickly to high speed) until smooth – use the tamper stick to push down the spinach as necessary.
Serve and drink. Yum.