I think this is the longest between posts in the history of this blog. There are a couple of reasons for that, sunshine during the weekends have removed the part of the week when I am most likely to blog. During the week my excuses have been less clear. I have been very very tired since all the heat, sunshine and summeriness began. Falling asleep on the sofa when I would normally be reading other blogs looking for inspiration, going to bed early instead of writing my own. Forgetting to take pictures even when I have been making stuff worth blogging about.
So for the past few days I have been trying my hardest to get out of this slump, with highly healthy fruit smoothies. Hoping that a boost in vitamins will help sort me out. I can’t say that it has really worked yet – last night a single glass of wine had me comatosed on the sofa for the rest of the evening.
But the main thing is that these are good for you, and since I have a huge number of vegetables to use from my box (my tiredness has also extended to not really wanting to cook) it’s a great way to use up leftovers.
My first attempt was a cheeky attempt to hide spinach in a beautifully purple blueberry smoothie. Matt didn’t even know what he was drinking until I tweeted about the added spinach – he had already finished by then 😉
Then I went a bit over board and made a blueberry, apple, carrot and spinach smoothie, which wasn’t very smooth and was sort of like eating an entire meal. Not my best attempt.
Then I tried a strawberry, carrot and spinach smoothie. Which feels sort of wrong blending the strawberries carrots and yoghurt makes a beautiful pink coloured smoothie. Then you add in the spinach and it becomes an evil looking twin brother, flecked with green the final colour is more brown then anything else. You just have to drink it without looking too closely. It tastes wonderful, a little bit tart but I quite like it that way.
Now I am really sure you don’t really need a recipe for making smoothies, but for my favourite out of the above – blueberry and spinach smoothie, I used around a cup of frozen blueberries, a cup of spinach, a 1/4 cup of natural yoghurt and a 1/4 cup of water (or milk). Blend together the blueberries, yoghurt and water. Once blended add the spinach and blend again. Add more milk if you think it’s too thick – but I sort of like mine that way….