The fast paced nature of college has led my eating habits down a very bad path.
I've been trying to combat this. I cook, I try to eat healthy.
But, pizza always seems to be hovering over me like a dark cloud. Not that there is anything wrong with pizza. I love pizza.
But I feel like everyone in college needs Cookie Monster to drop by and remind them that pizza is a sometimes food.
Maybe that's the solution.
All of this thinking about nutrition and my new Christmas blender has gotten me looking into green smoothies.
"Try a green smoothie!" the internet exclaims. "You can't taste the spinach!"
So, I places some of the frozen spinach we had in the freezer in the microwave to steam it, then I let it cool.
After adding greek yogurt, berries, and a tangelo, I could still taste the spinach. So could Code Boyfriend. It kind of coated our tongues in a vegetable, dirt taste.
Needless to say, that was thrown out.
But I wanted to try again.
So, I tried celery. Hallelujah!
A vegetable I could mostly cover up in a smoothie. If you think about it, celery has an almost fruity taste anyways.
If you can get past the stringy texture. But my emersion blender made quick work of that!
So here it is, a "green" smoothie that I can actually drink. I hope you can to.
No offense to anyone who likes spinach in their smoothies. I'm trying again with fresh, baby spinach Wish me luck.
Citrus Blueberry "Green" Smoothie
- 2 Small Stalks of Celery
- 3/4 of a Cup of Frozen Blueberries
- 1/2 of a Cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt (Mine is non-fat, but go with what you feel)
- 1 Whole Tangelo, minus the skin and seeds
- 4 Ice Cubes, not necessary, but nice for the texture
Combine all ingredients in your blender carafe, mine is just a large cup.
I have no idea why neither the yogurt nor the ice is in this picture... Derp.
Blend until smooth and pour into a pretty glass. I felt fancy so I made myself a heart garnish out of the tangelo peel.