I finally convinced Colin that I needed a Vitamix (how else am I going to make Maddie homemade baby food? Surely not with a regular old blender!) and picked one up for myself as an early Mother’s Day gift. It’s my new favorite toy! And I love that I got it for a fraction of the cost thanks to Costco and their annual rebate check. It’s fun being able to make a smoothie any time I want. Sorry, Blenders in the Grass, to lose you some business.
I have literally had a smoothie of some sort every day since. Very Berry with strawberries and blueberries, Piña Colada, Strawberries and Cream… the choices are endless. But one that I’m now addicted to: the Green Smoothie. I can’t get enough of these! My mother-in-law hooked me ages ago and I’ve been pining for a blender to make them ever since.
OK, don’t balk at this before hearing me out. It does contain things that you wouldn’t normally consider drinking in liquid form, but I promise you that you can’t taste they’re in there! Super good for you and great tasting, seriously. Warren loves them, too. Go on give it a try:
Pam’s Green Smoothie
2 cups water
large handful of spinach
small handful of kale
1.5 cups frozen fruit (any kind, but if you add red your smoothie will be brown!)
1/4 cup peeled carrots
1/2 banana, frozen
1 Tbs. wheat germ (opt.)
It’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day, folks!