And so I've bought some fresh spinach. Because it's fresh it means I have to make the smoothie. And soon.
I'm not a big fan of spinach, and spinach is in a lot of green smoothies. But everyone says you can't taste it when it's in a smoothie. They do. It's true. So they say.
I've made a collection of recipes that I'm going to try, that I will try ... after all, if I don't then the frozen fruit will go out of date ... and the spinach will just wilt.
Prepare for a lot of green in this post.
This green apple smoothie is just the thing to get started with - after all, if its green, then it's apple, and not spinach, and so cannot taste at all of spinach...
This smoothie from The Culinary Chronicles has berries, Greek yoghurt ... and spinach.
Yes, this smoothie also has spinach in.
Also, the creator of this recipe has the best ever profile photo on her blog. And she promises you can't taste the spinach ...
Papaya is a main ingredient in this smoothie. Doesn't stop it still having spinach in it though. But you can substitute it for kale! I'm not sure if that's any better.
If you're serious about green smoothies then take a look at this 30 day challenge. I know I really should ...
Also, if you fancy reading about a whole year of green smoothie experiences, then check out this blog.
By the way, when researching this post I discovered some slightly more negative information about green smoothies. If you want to take a look at the other side of the argument, I found this post, this one and this one pretty helpful, but if you are embarking on a change of diet then do some searching around, and get yourself informed. I am no expert at all, but it seems that a bit of sense can go a long way in such matters ... and I can't believe a helping of greens a day can be less healthy than a chocolate bar and can of something fizzy which so many of us consume so regularly. I also believe that everything in moderation and a bit of variety in ingredients is a wise way to go.
For information on making sure your smoothie is healthy, have a look at this.
I'd love to hear your experiences of smoothies, green or otherwise, or if, like me, you've yet to take the plunge.
And this week, either I'll post about the smoothie I made, or I'll be too embarrassed to ever mention it again ...