…looks a bit like vomit.
Hahaha. Well, I finally did what I said I was going to do and bought the final ingredients for my first ever green smoothie. Spinach leaves have always been a preferred green of mine, so I threw a bunch of that in there along with some grapes, cos lettuce for more green, 1/2 a lemon’s juice, 1/2 an orange’s juice, about six strawberries and 1/4 an avocado because I adore avocados.
What I ended up with was, first of all, less than I thought it was. (I was a bit nervous about making too much and I ended up with a little under what I wanted.) Secondly, it was thicker than I thought. I ended up eating it with a spoon, which isn’t nearly as gross as you think it is.
I was impressed with my blender’s ability to liquefy it all. I don’t have as much problem with texture as a lot of people do – as long as I know what’s going in it – but I really didn’t have to worry. The thickness was just a lack of liquid rather than any failure on my blender’s part.
You’re really wanting to know about the taste, though, aren’t you?
The spinach leaves made a very nice base level taste with the richness of the avocado blending nicely with the citrus flavours. Of course, the citrus flavours are the boldest of the bunch. I quite like it that way, though, and I think I can get away with putting in even more green so long as I put in extra orange and lemon.
It’s certainly not the greatest thing since sliced bread in culinary terms, but I think I did a good job for just following my instincts rather than a recipe. All I need to do is add more liquid, experiment with different tastes, and I will be set.
I would like to let you know that having even one of these uber healthy shakes can be a ‘cleansing’ experience. It wasn’t unpleasant by any means, but I got a fairly decent clean out for having had a standard glass of the stuff.
I’m going to make another one tomorrow for lunch, so we’ll see how I go.