Do you eat enough veggies? When it comes to not getting enough of those awesome greens, I'm guilty as charged. Sometimes it's pure laziness; other times is that I'm not impressed with the taste. More often than not, I get mad that I have to throw vegetables in the trash because of a combination of both previous reasons. So I'm trying to fix that, and when I say trying, I mean I think about it every day and some days I do very well, and other days...not so much.
But I have a new addition to my kitchen lineup that just might help change things! One of my Christmas presents this year was a much desired NutriBullet. I am in LOVE! I've used the little thing every day at least two or three times a day since I opened it (I waited until after the family left so I wouldn't have to share. Shh!). So far: green smoothies, dessert smoothies, cacao powder (made from organic cacao nibs), butternut squash soup, and chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Did I say cupcakes? Yes, yes, I did. But I digress. Veggies. That's the real reason. Green smoothies! Let's try one!
Tropical Green Smoothie
3 oz spinach leaves, packed
½ mango, peeled and chunked
¼ cup papaya chunks
1 in peeled ginger
⅓ cup grapes
4-5 large ice cubes
Water kefir (I used mango-flavored) to max line (about ⅓-½ cup depending on how thin you want the smoothie or add more ice for a thicker smoothie).
Pack all the ingredients in the blender. Pulse a few times to get everything moving. Let it blend until smooth. Enjoy your veggies.