When making our wedding registry Andrew said he wanted a nutribullet so ‘we’ (errr more like me…) could make healthy smoothies and drinks. So I put it on there and we got one! Then it sat unused for a veryyyyy long time. Mainly because I don’t really like smoothies all that much.. They always have a weird texture and I am very picky about textures of my food and drinks. I also don’t like when most flavors are mixed together… I’d rather eat a banana, spinach, pineapple and almond milk all separately, not all smushed up in a smoothie…
So I took the plunge one day and made a smoothie (mainly because I felt bad we hadn’t used the blender yet)…. I used whatever we had in the house that I thought would be good together. I think it was fresh spinach and blueberries and maybe yogurt and water or something.. I put it in the nutribullet, mixed it up, had a sip, and promptly poured it down the sink. It was gross. For some reason I thought just putting these ingredients into the nutribullet it would come out delicious and smooth. Well, I was wrong. It was gross and the texture was even worse. The skin of the blueberries and spinach were in little tiny gritty pieces floating around in water. Gross, Gross, Gross- I’ll take my spinach and blueberries separately, thanks. I put the nutribullet away and it sat unused again for a long time.
When I started this blog I began to follow Vintage Flower Child . She makes and posts a lot of green smoothies and juices and they inspired me to try again!
The recipe I used can be found here, although I did not really measure anything. I did not use the yogurt and I blended ice in it at the end to get it less thick. I also used frozen spinach instead of fresh (since my last experience with fresh spinach was so horrible).
IT WAS SOOOO GOOD! & the texture was nice and smooth!!
Now that I have faith in my nutribullet and green smoothie revolution, I can’t wait to try out some more recipes!
What are some of your favorite green smoothie recipes?!