I’d heard before that putting spinach in a smoothie is a great way to incorporate more of it into the diet. I was skeptical because although I like spinach for a lot of things, the idea of putting it in my fruit-sweet smoothie didn’t appeal to me. After being sick all week, any little bit of extra help getting better is worth the try!
Originally I left out the strawberries and I could taste enough of the spinach to know I wouldn’t finish the smoothie that way. So I tossed a few in the blender and voila! No more spinach flavor. Yay, me!
I say a small handful of spinach because that’s just what I did. Then I got worried that there may be some of you out there panicking right now at the idea of having to guess at the measurement. It’s ok, I do it too. So I went back to the bag of spinach, pulled out the same amount and counted the leaves. Just for you. Because I’m cool like that. I counted 18 leaves. So give or take, it’s a small handful.
- 1 medium orange, peeled
- 8-10 red seedless grapes
- 5 strawberries, hulled
- 4 heaping spoons full plain unsweetened yogurt
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup milk
- small handful baby spinach
- ice, as much or as little to get the texture you like
Directions (in case you’re uncertain how to make a smoothie)
1. Pour everything into the blender and blend.