Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Smoothie Time

I just consumed one of the best smoothies yet. I am always on the look out for good "green smoothie" recipes but I always end up winging it based on what I have available at home. I have been experimenting a bit more so luckily I have a freezer full of frozen fruit and a cabinet full of tasty additions like chia, almond butter, shredded coconut, ground flax, etc. The other night I made this smoothie based loosely on one I saw online. It turned out to be quite delicious and a definite treat after a hot afternoon of running:

I use a NutriBullet but it does not really matter what kind of blender you use. I also used frozen fruit so the smoothie would be thinker without the addition of ice. And I do not have an ice maker or ice cube trays. I never thought about it actually. 

- Two handfuls of spinach or your favorite blend of greens
- 8-10 frozen peach slices (or 1 cup loosely)
- 1/2 cup of blackberries
- 1 12oz container of Tropicana Grape Juice

Blend together and enjoy!

In hindsight I should have watered down the grape juice. Juices generally have too much sugar to maintain a steady blood glucose level. I should have mixed 6 oz of water with 6 oz of grape juice. I am sure it would have tasted the same and I would have been able to make another smoothie later in the week. Next time. Next time.