Related side note: Evidently this was Pie Week at Pioneer Woman's site. And this seems like a good time to tell you a pie-related Thanksgiving secret: I don't make pie for Thanksgiving. I make pumpkin cheesecake. You're welcome, and I'm sorry.
Even so, I want to share my smoothie recipe with you. This is a quick, easy way to get several servings of fruit and vegetables into you (or your spouse, or your kids...).
And it will make you feel like Popeye.
|He eats spinach, yet claims to be a sweet potato.|
For those who believe you are what you eat, this is puzzling.
Me: Yes it does.
You: [running away]
Me: [grabbing you by the collar] Wait! Try this once. Just once is all I ask. Don't be scared.
1 c. yogurt (flavored or plain)
1 c. frozen blueberries or strawberries
2 handfuls fresh spinach leaves*
¾ c. V8 V-Fusion juice**
Toss all ingredients in a blender and blend until everything's pretty well liquified. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
*You can start with one handful if you're unsure of the whole spinach-smoothie thing, but don't leave it out altogether or it won't be a Popeye Smoothie.
**The Pomegranate Blueberry conceals the color of the spinach best. I also like the Açai Mixed Berry.
Final note: after drinking your Popeye Smoothie, you'll want to do a tooth check. Those tiny bits of spinach have a way of finding every crevice.