Friday, April 8, 2011

A to Z Challenge Blogfest - G is for Green Smoothie

Not too long ago I started hearing about green smoothies. It's more than just running fruits and vegetables through a juicer and strip out all the fiber. You start with a really powerful blender and throw in all kinds of good stuff - fruits, vegetables (particularly dark leafy greens), odd things like flax seed, and whatever else is good for you. Whip it all up into a drink, fiber and all, and you have the equivalent of about 10 or 15 servings of fruits and vegetables. But instead of chewing through a humongous salad, you just drink it. I'm not really a big fan of vegetables. I know I need to eat right to be healthy, but most vegetables are kind of hideous. I decided to give it a try.

So I found this Ninja blender. That's really what it's called, the Ninja blender. It has blades that could be lethal weapons. The first time I tried it, it minced raw spinach into bits the size of pepper flakes. I was impressed. It's so much easier to get enough servings of veggies when they don't look like veggies. Add enough fruit and they don't taste like veggies either.

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I were talking about green smoothies just a few minutes ago.