I like green – it’s a great color. And I love smoothies – they’re delicious. But despite my love for both, I haven’t had much luck with green smoothies. Every rendition I’ve had- self made or store bought- have either left me with bitter smoothie face or sick to my stomach; so to say my luck with green smoothies is less than stellar would be grossly understated. And, truth be told, I have given green smoothies a solid Harvard try- I really wanted to like them.
So what was it about them that I didn’t like, you ask? Honestly they were too green, not just in color but in flavor – they were overwhelmingly green. I mean, I like greens as much as the next guy, but there was far too much green going on; and although I know very well that greens are good for me (thank you Dr.Oz), I have high taste standards and a demand that my food taste good going down. I’ve developed Prima Donna eating habits, honestly.
I digress. Seeing as a healthy juicing and smoothie lifestyle contains greens, I’ve decided to change the definition of “green” smoothie to “contains green” smoothie. Rules were meant to be broken, right? Right! And to all those green smoothie purists out there, I will have you know there is nothing that kisses a green smoothie with the right touch than, say, raspberries, fresh mint, Greek yogurt and skim milk? Doesn’t that sound good?
Well it should, because it is! The subtle mint flavor blended with the creaminess of the yogurt and the tart sweetness of the raspberries is what I call delicious; and even though there are copious amounts of spinach in this smoothie, you wouldn’t know it – and although that may be gauche to say, I like that!
So don’t be fooled. This smoothie may not be green in color, but it’s chocked full of green goodness, and that’s what really matters.
Contains Green Smoothie
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 5 leaves of mint
In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy!