I still haven’t bought a Ninja blender.
I just wanted y’all to know.
But I am planning to buy one. At some point in the future. Maybe around the same time I get slipcovers made for the couch and paint my walls gray.
Even with my blender technical difficulties though, I have managed to persevere and make smoothies almost every single morning. And since several of you asked what I put in my smoothies, I thought I’d give you my (very rough, very inexact) recipe.
Here it is:
1/2 cup greek yogurt (I know I said I can’t stand it, but it works in a smoothie and it has a lot of protein)
1/2 cup orange juice
a good handful of baby spinach leaves (I realize this isn’t precise, but I just grab a bunch and throw them in)
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (This is supposed to really good for you)
1 cup of a mix of frozen berries, bananas, peaches
Blend it all together. Drink it.
I realize the addition of spinach may throw you off. I was sketchy on the spinach at first because I couldn’t believe it wouldn’t make the whole thing taste like, well, spinach. But the berries totally cover up the spinach taste.
And so I get all the benefits of eating spinach but without having to actually chew spinach in salad form. Not to mention the fruit and the flax seed.
The key to disguising the spinach (if you need to forget about it or don’t want your kids to know) is to use blackberries, raspberries, or blueberries as your main fruit. They are dark enough that they hide the green color of the spinach.
Even though sometimes I don’t put enough in and then the whole thing is kind of a brown color. But it still tastes delicious.
The only thing that would make it better would be if I had a blender that actually turned on and off.
But, like Scarlett O’Hara, I’ll think about that tomorrow.