Thursday, August 29, 2013

Green Smoothie, Linda style

Have you heard of the green smoothie craze? It seems every website or TV show has someone whirling spinach in a blender with a variety of other items. All of them promise better health and glowing skin. They also claim the taste is “good or "refreshing."

I’m on this heart-healthy kick so I thought, “Why not?”

My first effort was Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie. It was not, in my opinion, very “good” or very “refreshing.” I thought I might start whinnying, that’s how grassy it tasted.

But undaunted I decided to make up my own with things I enjoy. And guess what? I LIKED it. My green smoothie actually tasted good, at least to me ,and I did not whinny once. I also forgot to take a picture. Dagnabit! But it was-brace yourself for the surprise--GREEN.

Linda’s Green Smoothie

3 big handfuls of spinach or mixed greens

¾ cup green grapes

1 small granny smith apple

1 stalk celery

1 cup of cold water

3-4 ice cubes.

Throw it everything except the ice in a blender and blend the fool out of it. Toss in the ice cubes and blend some more, until it looks Incredible Hulk green and smoothie-ish.

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