Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Housemate's spinach berry smoothie

This is the easiest and best tasting housemate smoothie with spinach in it (the spinach-mango is as good but too green-looking for housemate). This makes two 16-oz smoothies.

1 bag frozen sweet cherries
1 bag frozen berries (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, or mixed)
1 bag (5 oz) spinach
1-2 Tbsp date syrup or date sugar or 1-2 dates (or more or less, to taste)
1/2 cup grape or cherry juice; or 1 cup grapes
1 banana (optional)
fresh figs (in season)
2-4 Tbsp seeds (flax, sunflower, hemp, chia) or walnuts

Blend the supplements, seeds, juice, dates, and spinach until smooth. Add the berries and water and blend again until smooth.

Here's the juice I used last time:

Best of all, it doesn't look green, due to the cherries. Housemate does not want green-looking smoothies. (foil over the glass and straw works too):

I often make 6-8 of these on weekends, cover with aluminum foil, freeze, and then take one out every night to thaw in the fridge for brekky. Here's the production line for the big batch:

1 comment:

Karen said...

I never thought of putting the supplements in the smoothies! Do you put the supplements in the smoothies that you freeze too? My husband also takes the Tegreen and reversatol. I wonder if they could be put in there too?