More spinach in your diet can only be a good thing, and I’m always finding ways to sneak it in, whether into pasta dishes, into a hummus sandwhich, or an old-fashioned veggie salad.
Green smoothies are another great way to get a pack of nutrients and if you add a banana, the sweetness balances out!
For this, I used about 3/4 cup of frozen spinach, one frozen bananas, and ice cubes made of beet juice that I froze after steaming up some beets! My grandmother taught me that the water from steaming vegetables is a terrible thing to waste, and she sometimes drinks it as is! I prefer to freeze it and sweeten up my spinach smoothie even more!
At first, I used to add some agave or honey, but over time I’ve acquired the taste and even enjoy that it is not too sweet. I’ve also tried adding in one medjoul date, and I’ve found that makes it really delicious without being overpowering.
The experimentation is the fun part- so I’m figuring out what works for me.
Most importantly, I love drinking this up first thing in the morning in my fancy mug, a refreshing way to wake up on a hot summer day and start the day off with a boost.
What do you put in your smoothie? Do you sweeten your green smoothies?