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Green Smoothie? Are You JOKING?

I am terrible about eating vegetables. I don’t hate them, I just think they’re a pain in the ass. But I’m getting older, and I really, really need them greenies. What to do?

I had recently tried smoothie bowls, mostly, I admit, because so! pretty! ┬áThe usual instructions make this huge bowl of food, which I thought I could no way eat all at once…then suddenly, it was gone. Om nom. So, I thought maybe if I looked up something like “green smoothies for veggie haters” I’d find good info, and I did.

So this morning, I went all-in:

Smoooove

It is totally yummy. No one is more surprised than I. It’s actually a little too sweet, probably because of the vanilla protein powder. I have a huge jar of it to get through, so I’ll just have to figure out how to cut the sweetness until I can get unsweetened.

I’m calling this my Pineapple Coconut Greenie, because that’s what it tastes like. I didn’t believe ’em when they said spinach is basically tasteless, but they were right.

Pineapple Coconut Greenie

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 generous handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup (or thereabouts) frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend the spinach and water on low until the spinach is liquefied, about one minute (I learned that from this recipe, and it works). Slowly add chunks of frozen fruit until blended. Add coconut and protein powder and finish blending.

Salut!

Bonus Ray pic from the Spousal Unit:

Lookit dat belly!

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