why?! *shiver, shiver* WHY??!!
i am currently bundled up in a blanket sipping hot water as i curse myself for giving in to my chronic addiction.
yes yes, despite the plunging cold weather which caused my siblings to miss school (cancelled school for cold weather? C’MON) i still refuse to give up my smoothie habit.
truth is, i’m a smoothie addict. during the school year when i am sans blender and kitchen (ahh dorm life), i get my fix at smoothie king. despite wind, rain, or snow, i am determined to get my smoothie. i don’t know what it is about the smoothie. to a fruit addict like myself, smoothies are just the perfect portable package for full-fruit consumption. light & fluffy, pineapple surf, mangofest… they’re all like my children. delicious, bone-chilling children.
since we’re all penny-pinching these days, i’ve started making my own smoothies at home. fraction of the cost and no styrofoam cups.
with spinach, blueberries and banana, this superfood smoothie is health in a glass. i see your arching eyebrows (eh, spinach? in a smoothie?) but once all the ingredients get pureed, you can’t see, much less taste this popeye companion. seriously, this one is a favorite of mine just don’t tell the other kiddos.
½ cup fresh spinach, washed and dried
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
½ large banana (1 small)
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup soymilk
1/3 cup crushed ice
Put all the ingredients in a blender and give it a whirl until smooth. Drink up!