Fruit Smoothies

Let’s talk about vegetables for a minute.  Frankly, I’m not a fan.  I believe my adoration for Brussels sprouts is well-documented, but outside of those and asparagus, I think they’re pretty much gross.  I know they’re good for me.  I know my body needs them.  Most importantly, I know they’ll make me healthy & fit. But they just don’t taste good!

Fruit, on the other hand, is totally delicious.  I’ll eat it all day every day.  For over a year now, I’ve been told that you can put spinach in a fruit smoothie and not taste it.  But you know, you can’t believe everything you hear- especially if it comes from someone with six pack abs because that person is clearly a masochist who spins lies for their own amusement.

But then I heard it from Jenna Marbles.  Jenna Marbles would never lie to me!

So I took the plunge.  I made a fruit smoothie with spinach.  And you know what?  It was totally delish. Not like Mexican Chocolate Cake delish, but definitely better than a plate of green beens (puke in my mouth).

I’ll admit, it’s not the most appetizing-looking thing… unless you habitually eat ocean sludge.  But it really does taste good.  And the only evidence of spinach is this lovely color that strawberry-banana-orange smoothies don’t usually have.

So yeah, it’s ugly.  But it tastes and smells remarkably un-like spinach.  And for that, it is awesome.  Because there’s A LOT of freaking spinach in here.  See it all!?
And, as if all of that wasn’t awesome enough, I should mention that it takes about 3 minutes to make one of these.  Three minutes.  Max.  (Unless it takes you a full three minutes to dig out the blender from the back of the cabinet, like it took me.)  But all you have to do is throw stuff in there and blend.
No measuring, no pre-heating, no timing, and clean-up is minimal, making it the perfect mid-morning/afternoon snack.
Inspired to give it a try?  I hope so.

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I'm a 20-something woman with an insatiable thirst for adventure. I love red wine, chocolate cake, and comments from my lovely readers.
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2 Responses to Fruit Smoothies

  1. jordan says:

    I can’t believe you can’t taste it!!!!! I’m scared, but i’m going to try this!

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