I don’t know when the last time I wrote a blog post was. It’s been a while. A good long while. In that span of a while, a lot of things have happened, but nothing productive that I wanted to happen really happened. Life has been chaotic and I feel like I’ve been dragged around by life rather than my being in control of my life. I suppose we’re not always in control, but I feel better when I think I’m in control of what’s going on.
Stress has a way of making me lose my appetite. Food hasn’t been all that appealing and I’ve definitely gone to sleep a few nights this past week without eating dinner. Tonight, my solution to this problem was to make a green smoothie. I was inspired by this recipe: Ginger and Spinach Green Smoothie. Check out the link for beautiful photos of a what sounds like a very tasty green smoothie. I didn’t take any photos of mine.
I made some changes to the inspiration recipe and this is what I came up with:
Funny Eater Green Smoothie
Arugula, a handful
Spinach, two fistfuls
Fresh ginger root, about two inches long, peeled and chopped
Coconut milk, about 2 cups
Chia seeds, a few tablespoons
Frozen mango chunks, a few large chunks
**Dump everything into a blender and blend until smooth.**
As you can see, there aren’t any exact measurements. I tend to use whatever I have on hand when cooking. I prefer not to buy more ingredients when I don’t have to. My farm share started a little over a week ago, so the arugula and spinach were fresh from the farm and oh so tasty. I had some left over mango chunks in the freezer and this seemed like a good time to use them. I liked that the mango evened out the green flavor without eliminating the peppery spiciness of the arugula and the zing of the ginger.
I’m usually not a fan of drinking my calories, but right now I need to get some calories in at dinner time and this seems like a good way to do it. So, mission accomplished.
What kind of fresh smoothies do you like to make at home?