I’ve been experimenting with green smoothies recently. They are fantastic because you can use virtually any combination of fruits you have on hand and despite what you might think, the spinach isn’t very noticeable except for its vibrant green color (and the boost of nutrients you’ll be getting). It’s an easy way to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet without even realizing it.
You can peel your fruits if you wish, but that’s time consuming business and anyway, the flecks of peel kind of look like confetti for your smoothie. (Win.) You can top this one with a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of nutmeg, or have it the way I did… turkey bacon crumbles!
Green Monster Smoothie
Yield: 2 servings
- 1 nectarine, sliced
- 1 apple, cored (I used Fuji)
- 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1½ cups spinach
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon orange juice (or water)
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of honey to taste. You may want to crush 2 or 3 ice cubes in the blender as well or leave the smoothie a few minutes in the freezer before serving for a frostier texture.