Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wanna Be Sneaky?

This morning I landed up watching and, of course, sampling the green smoothies the Vitamix rep. was demonstrating at Costco.  Feeling inspired, as soon as I got home, I prepared this green smoothie with the fresh organic baby spinach and mangoes I had picked up while I was there:

1 cup Coconut water
1 cup Organic Baby Spinach
3/4 - 1 Mango cut into 1 inch pieces (can use frozen)
1 Tbsp. Coconut Cream
1 Tbsp. Coconut Flakes (optional)
1 tsp. Flax Seeds (optional)
1 Medjool Date
Ice

Easy Part: In Vitamix or strong blender, blend all of the above ingredients. If you want it to taste like a slurpie, add more ice.  It's a cold, damp day here today so I just added about 7 ice cubes 'cause I didn't want a very frozen drink. The spinach gave it color and vitality, while the coconut cream gave it character, and the not too ripe mango yielded a pineapple type of sweet and sourness. Yummmm!  (Add more mango or coconut cream to your taste.)

Hard Part: What should we call the concoction? ...."Mangocolada" sounded as if a man had gone colada!  Whatever that meant!  No, the "man" part didn't fit!  You know what I mean. Then my little "idea" cells woke up and said what about "Spinacolada?"  Oh, Yes!  That sounded much better.  So, here's the secret to sneak in greens to the newbie who wants to start introducing more greens in their diet.  Sneaky! Sneaky!  LOL! The color is vibrant, the taste Yummy*** and this Spinacolada has been given +++++ Five Finger Licks!

Cheers to a fantastic weekend!

Jyoti

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