Sounds disgusting but actually tastes great! I have been reading all over blogs about how good these “green” drinks are and the magical ingredient? Fresh Spinach! Even though I love spinach I heard that you could not taste it at all when it is added to smoothies or other drinks, making it a powerhouse of nutrition. So experimenting began yesterday when I made my first green smoothie, read about how I did it. As always, I mixed and combined other peoples recipes to fit my needs and my taste buds. Now I share my personalized version with you!
Emily’s Monster Smoothie (so thick I ate with a spoon)
2 giant handfuls of FRESH spinach (fresh is KEY, I heard this does not work with frozen)
½ cup water
½ cup soymilk or other milk
½ cut up banana
Blend like crazy. Will be VERY green
1 scoop NutriBiotic Vanilla Bean Protein Powder*
¼ cup cottage cheese (I tried Nancy’s Dairy brand, made it very creamy)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
A handful of ice cubes
Blend again! If it is not to the consistency that you want feel free to play with it. I like things thick, eating them rather than drinking them. Mine was so thick that I ate it with a spoon but I achieved this by adding Xanthan Gum (you only need a TINY bit) and blending again.