Do you ever feel like the Universe is pushing you in a direction?
Like the same thing keeps showing up and nudging you until you plunge in and try something you never thought you would try before?
That’s how it is with me and smoothies…
especially GREEN ones!
It started last Fall when we were having dinner with dear friends of ours who changed their health habits around by going vegetarian. They were raving about spinach smoothies and spoke how they incorporated them in their life on a everyday basis. It was almost a ritual for them.
We admired them but said “No frickin’ way!”
Over the holidays, my daughter from California was in town. While on our shopping trip, we stopped at one of the healthy smoothie places in the mall and I had the blueberry/pomegrante and she had carrot juice.
I said, “No frickin’ way!”
She encouraged me to try it….
Small sip later…not bad…needs something else though.
The restaurant was handing out samples of their green smoothie and I said, “Why not?”
Hmmm…it was sweet and full of flavor but I didn’t want to know why it was green.
Last week, an e-mail shows up in my e-mail box from one of my favorite bloggers, Browneyed Baker who came up with a spinach smoothie. She claimed that you couldn’t taste the spinach.
Now I’m intrigued.
Out came the blender and in went the spinach.
Hubby was sitting in his jammies watching me like a sly cat…
“What’s the matter Popeye? Afraid of a little spinach?”
I added protein powder and a little splenda to the mix.
A little Margarita glass helped…
down the hatch it went…
and it was GOOD!
You can find the recipe here.
Continuing on my smoothie trek…
I found a recipe on Williams Sonoma Facebook page for Orange Carrot Pineapple Juice.
I didn’t have a juicer so a blender would have to do. I ended add some water to encourage the blender to turn the ingredients to juice.
It was a bit pulpy but delicious all the same.
My daughter tells me that carrot juice really made a difference in her skin…
Worth a try!
If you know of any smoothie recipes you like, let me know! I’m on a roll!