It’s been really hot here in Minnesota. I’m talking like 80 degrees Fahrenheit before it’s even 8 am! This doesn’t sound bad to you southerners, I’m sure. But like, I can wear shorts in 40 degree weather when there’s still snow on the ground and not even be cold. My weather spectrum is much wider than yours and right now it’s hot! I’ve been trying to do everything I can to not be so hot without the help of the AC. Since next summer, I won’t have AC in my house.
That’s where so many smoothies have been coming into play! They’re perfect, I can get a whole boat load of micro nutrients in without feeling like I’m stuffing my body and they’re cold and take no cooking at all! They’re perfection in a cup. They’re the best and I’ve been drinking one or two a day. What are solid meals even?
That’s how I stumbled upon this delicious tasting, green sludge looking smoothie!
I realize that it looks like a booger but that’s because I hadn’t added anything with a whole lot of color aside from spinach this day.
This is one of my favorite smoothies to make, it takes on a lot of the coconut flavor. Which just so happens to be one of my favorite flavors!
I add all of my ingredients, except for the Chia seeds, and I blend it all up. The more ice you use, the thicker it gets. I recently heard of someone using frozen spinach bundles, instead of ice. This is apparently cheaper, spinach wise, and it can make it so they don’t waste as much spinach if they were to buy fresh. It also adds to the thickness like ice does.
After I blend it all up, I’ll add the Chia Seeds on top and stir them in. I don’t like when the
blender grinds them to bits an clean up if I put the Chia Seeds in the blender cleaning it up seems to be
If the color of the smoothie really turns you off, there are a few additions you can add to change it! Blueberries and Blackberries would turn it a purple color, while Strawberries
or Raspberries would make it a red color. In addition, if you want some added thickness or sweetness you could add a banana. Freezing the banana first would give it added thickness.
A few other additions I sometimes add are: Cinnamon, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Pitted Dates, Heavy Whipping Cream, and sometimes I’ll top it with Kix cereal of Kamut Puffs
I hope these suggestions help you smoothie game become even stronger!