Tuesday, June 3, 2014

six days of (green) smoothies: days 4 & 5

so, you know how i said these green smoothies were more delicious than expected?
spoke to soon, y'all.
spoke too soon.

day 4's smoothie was... odd. i decided to try using some peppermint tea for the liquid (instead of coconut water, which i have been using so far), on the assumption that it would compliment the cucumber that was also going in.

peppermint tea brewing

it certainly accentuated the cucumber. but it turns out that wasn't such a good thing.

green smoothie: day 4

ingredients

1/2 cucumber
1 kiwi fruit (peeled)
1 cup spinach leaves
5 large strawberries (hulled)
1 cup peppermint tea (chilled)

method

  • place all ingredients in blender, breaking the fruit pieces up as much as possible as you do
  • blend until smooth
  • you may need to poke the frozen fruit down a bit with a wooden spoon to achieve an even texture. turn the blender off each time you do this.

minty fresh


this smoothie tasted... fresh? but it has an off putting sludginess to it that i didn't enjoy.
it wasn't yummy, but it was drinkable.

i drank it.

which is more than i can say for day 5's.


green smoothie: day 5

ingredients

1/2 cup spinach
1/2 cup continental parsley
1/2 cup blueberries
1 whole apple (cored, unpeeled)
1 cup coconut water

method

(as above)

is it green? i think it's green!

this concoction was the greenest of my smoothies so far, so i felt pretty positive about it until i put it in my mouth.
then my face went like this:


and then i tipped it down the sink.

i felt bad wasting the fresh fruit and vegetables, but i honestly couldn't make myself drink it. that shit was nasty.

with only one day of this project left my fragile optimism has taken a severe beating! hopefully the next one will redeem the green...

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