The last two mornings I have been enjoying my new favorite breakfast for the gal on the go- a spinach smoothie.
It looks totally icky. Jeff says it is a cross between that slime on Nickelodeon and the scene in the movie Gremlins where the little green monster blows up in the microwave.
I know, it looks grody, but it is surprisingly good. The health benefits are obvious, another serving of veggies in drinkable form, but you’re also supposed to start craving green leafys like LOTS more if you drink this smoothie. Now there are many recipes out there, but I just modified mine to suit my tastes (and what I had on hand.) In my handy-dandy magic bullet blender (I just LOVE my Magic Bullet) I combine the following: ice, orange juice, a blob of nonfat yogurt (any flavor will do), a handful of spinach, 1/2 banana (strawberries would probably also be nice) and some flax seed. Churn until about this consistency:
I know, still gross. But it is tasty, I swear!
Last night I made a wonderful Smoky Refried Bean Soup, a recipe from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. Again, not a vegan here, I probably could be happily vegetarian, but I loves me some cheese. (And we put some cheese as a garnish on this soup, sorry, had to be done.) The soup itself was both easy and wonderful. I love refried beans, particularly my grandmother’s- and never the canned ones- but in this recipe, canned refried beans really make the texture of this soup deliciously velvety and the fire-roasted tomatoes… mmmmmmmmm. I give it two enthusiastic thumbs up and plan to make this soup again.
As for the smoothie, I’ll continue to do that too, until I turn green or something.