08 October 2008

Espeenach Esmoody

This is the infamous Spinach Smoothie. My darling friend Erin requested the recipe this morning, and I thought while I was writing it up, I might share the green lovin with everyone.

Step A: You must have a blender. This is not an option. If you have a clean blender on hand, you may proceed to Step B. If you have no blender, well then, as Wesley once said, "We are at an impasse."

Step B: Chuck into the clean blender:

  • 2 handfuls of spinach (Which is why, for the love of all that is good on this earth, wash your hands before you start this.)

  • 1 banana

  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup fresh orange juice

  • 1/8 cup coconut or soy milk (You get to choose! This smoothie is all about the free agency!)

  • 1 handful of ice

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons MILLED/GROUND/GRAINY/SAND-esque flax seed. Works wonders for your cardiovascular health, not to mention your skin will GLOW and SHIMMER upon consumption.

  • After this, folks, you get to take creative control. You are the arteests. If you want to throw in some strawberries, room temperature or frozen, be my guest. If you like a good mango now and again, knock your socks off. go wild.

Step C: Guzzle, slurp, and bottoms up.

I promise, while this thing looks irrevocably green, it does not taste at all like spinach. It takes on more the flavor of the fruits and the orange juice. And it is THE BIZZLE, I assure you. This has been an Eaton Family Favorite since Christmas morning 2007 (see proof above), when it was taste tested and emphatically endorsed. I promise there was no double dipping involved.


Erin said...

Merzy thanks for the recipe. And the picture of you slurping it down is just too adorable that I had to paste it onto the word doc recipe that I'm printing out -- that way I can see you every time I make the recipe! You're the best. Thanks to Elizabeth too as I know she was instrumental in the green espeenich esmoothie.

Ann said...

Merzy, what a GREAT idea! Seriously-- with all that candy we love to it, some of this nourishment would be good! Uh, so how bout we make it together soon? Like with Aly too? I miss you!

Ann said...

sorry-- annie again, any chance your going to vegas this weekend?

JH said...

Why does the blender have to be clean?

Hilary and Dave said...

Rice? Just plain, uncooked rice? I'm confused.

Hilary and Dave said...

JUST KIDDING! I can read, I really can.