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Monday, March 19, 2012

Ultimate Green Smoothie


It turns out my old laptop has finally bit the dust.  After four years together I finally had to part ways with my first Macbook.

But. But. But. But.

I knew it was only a matter of time before I invested in a new one for myself. And I'm beyond thrilled.  It has features I don't even really understand yet, in the best way possible obviously.  With time.

Really, it's the little things.

Anyway, after being unable to blog for a week or so I found myself with a recipe for the ultimate green smoothie as well as one for whisky banana bread.

And no willpower to pick between the two.

So, I did what any self-respecting 22 year old would do in that situation.....

I called my Gram and asked which one I should post.

Things also discussed: whether or not we'll be taking a few irish car bombs together this summer.  (I'll leave the results of that conversation for another time.)

But yea, these smoothies.

This is going to be one of those times when you just have to trust me.

Channel all the feelings you were feeling when you were eating things such as "Fast Break Blondies" and "Jumbo Brownies with Perfect Chocolate Frosting" and take a leap of faith with me.

I guarantee you won't believe it if you do.

If I could mail each and every one of you one of these to try, believe me I would.

They are incredible.  They taste just like an orange and pineapple juice smoothie, with more nutrition in them than anything else I've yet seen.  As for the green color, I have tried a number of different techniques to get people beyond it to take that first sip.  Because once you do, there will be no going back.  

I really can't stress this enough.  Smoothies are never my first choice of food and I'm having a hard time not getting up and going to make one for myself right now.  I'm no health nut, but I just can't get enough.  They are that good.

So if you even think you'd have an inkling to try these, go out on a limb and do it.  I did.  You can switch the fruit up as you see fit, but honestly I found them perfect just as they are.  These will definitely be a staple in my life for a long time to come.

Just trust.  And enjoy.

Seriously, these are so good.

Ultimate Green Smoothie
Serves: 1-2 (depending on the size you want)

- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1/2 pear
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 1/4 cup baby spinach
- 1 Tbsp honey

Chop banana, pineapple, and pear into small chunks.  Place in a freezer safe container and freezer for a least 1 hr or more.  When ready to make smoothies, take out pieces and make sure they're not stuck together in big chunks (if so separate by chopping into small pieces again).  Blend frozen fruit with orange juice, spinach, and honey in a blender until very well combined.  Really the more combined the better.  Drink immediately and prepare to be wowed.

Recipe adapted from: Annie's Eats

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