Big question today: Do you guys like drinking green things? Much like the chicken skin, green smoothies are a love-hate kinda food for me where mostly I love it and I only really hate it because of the name. I mean, who really craves something called a GREEN smoothie? Blehbeddebleh.
Okay, I mock, but I do crave green smoothies. I especially craved green smoothies this week after an extended weekend of pizza-scotcheroo-Chex Mix-pizza-burger-pizza eating while on vacation in the Wisconsin Dells. So as you take in this classy quad-photo of the healthy peach green smoothie ingredients, just remember that you know the truth about the REAL me: that as a 27 year old without kids, I vacation in the Wisconsin Dells. Heyyy.
Here’s what I learned this week about green smoothies. They can be delicious… without any yogurt. Let me guess. You’re thinking, why would you want yogurt with your green smoothie to begin with? I don’t know, I’ve always included yogurt or at the very least, a banana, in my green smoothies, because something about drinking a smoothie base made from just spinach and ice and water makes me throw up a little bit in my mouth. And now you can judge me a second time for being just a fake green smoothie drinker. I never said green JUICE, okay?
How-ev-er. Frozen peaches in a blender are completely and utterly beautiful. They create a perfect slushy-sweet kind of base for adding spinach, and what you’re left with in the end is less heavy creamy smoothie, and more smoothie juice that’s just a tiny bit creamy. I copied my mother-in-law who made this for us at brunch and added a fresh peach to the mix. The peel from the fresh peach adds little polka dots of color (oh hey FUN) and keeps the texture interesting.
This is reallyreally easy to make, SUPER healthy (like, everything in it is good for you and one big glass only has 100 calories) and that fresh ginger in there will 1) make your hands smell good and 2) make your tastebuds happy. Wowzer. My mouth just loves these Peach Green Smoothies, and my pizza-loving alter ego is proud of this thing I’m working on called balance. Wins for everyone!
On an unrelated note, I’m trying a new background fer my fotos. It’s not really obvious or anything, right?
…just kidding. It’s a total change. What do you think – does it look clean and nice? or does it hurt your eyes? I kind of like it until I start missing my old scratched graffitied wood boards. I mean, I still have them, they’re just sitting in the other room, but you know what I’m saying.
Hey? Make it a green smoothie day. Or bookmark for Monday after your weekend of summer vacation eating. I totally support you either way.
- 2 cups frozen peaches
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 fresh peach, pitted and chopped (optional)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon peeled, minced or grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon honey + more to taste
- Blend the frozen peaches, spinach, peach, water, and ginger until very smooth and homogenous in color. Add ¼ cup water if needed to keep the mixture moving smoothly through the blender.
- Add the honey, blend, and taste. Adjust as necessary (add more ginger, more honey, more water, etc). Serve immediately.