Thursday, October 4, 2012

You gotta eat your spinach

BABY, that's the proper thing to do!

Especially when you have a busy day of volunteering ahead of you! It's my first day of volunteering at a clothing and food bank, and I am looking forward to lending a hand and also meeting some new people. Clothing/food bank usage is on the rise in Spain, which is not surprising given the economic situation here. This particular bank has even run out of clothes on more than one occasion!

An energizing breakfast is in order. A raspberry-spinach smoothie sounds good to me, and I can test out the Vita-mix's frozen veggie blending capacity.

Fresh spinach is no problem. Neither is kale (oh, how I love kale, but there's none in the fridge, and we always have lots of frozen spinach!). But flash-frozen chunks of spinach that are so hard you could use them as a weapon?

We'll see.

This single-serving smoothie has about three giant spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt, a handful of frozen raspberries, a splash of orange juice, a dash of cinnamon and three spinach-bergs.

Ta-da! No chunks of spinach anywhere, and no bits of spinach stuck in my teeth, always a bonus but especially when you're meeting new people.

Now, I like spinach, but if you don't, or you know someone who doesn't, you could easily hide it in smoothies if you had a Vita-mix.


  1. yummm. Spinach is one of my staples!

    1. Me too! I love it in smoothies, with eggs, with bechamel sauce, in salads... :D

  2. Just don't go too overboard with blending large frozen blocks. I read about a case where someone burnt out her Vitamix by trying to blend a massive frozen block of nectarines: Your blocks of frozen spinach look like a perfectly manageable size though.

    1. Hi Adam,

      Thanks for the tip! So far, the spinach blocks are the largest frozen bits I`ve tried blending, so I`ll stick with that or smaller.

      I`ve just spent some time browsing on your blog, and it`s great! I am looking forward to trying out your almond pate recipe.

      Happy Blending!