It came to my attention that Americans are crazy about green smoothies. This is a beverage containing green veggies and fruits. Super healthy and as supporters claim, delicious. Very suitable for dieting. Looks toxic green and scary.
But I eat raw broccoli for pleasure so I was like “Challenge accepted”!
Step 1 – get a blender
In Bulgaria smoothies are not popular at all so if you want some, you have to prepare it yourself. I purchased this one – http://www.emag.bg/blender-philips-600-w-1-5-l-1-nivo-na-moschnost-cheren-hr2160-50/pd/ECQQ2BBBM/. It is mid-range and costs approx. EUR 50.
Step 2 – get veggies and fruits
The basic recipe is 1/3 vegetables, 1/3 fruits and 1/3 water. For my first try I got spinach, broccoli, kiwi and green apples. However, you can go with almost any combination. Here are some recipes and other insights – http://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-101.
Step 3 – chop the goodies
Here is my starting point:
Something I learnt the hard way – you have to chop the ingredients before putting them in the blender (because if you don`t do so, the blender won`t hmm blend them and you will have to do it anyway).
Step 4 – blender time
It is actually quite simple – put the ingredients in the blender, add water until it fills the bowl to the half and slide the button:
Step 5 – pour it up
Most important thing – don`t do this:
So, after fixing the smoothie spill, I finally had the chance to taste this suspicious creation of mine. It was actually pretty good, something like kiwi nectar. I can definitely consume it on a daily basis.
In addition, it is very suitable for office lunch because you can easily carry it in a flask and its looks are over 9000 theft protection.
Also, Elvis Presley loves it! Just look at his thirsty glare: