Yesterday was a dog day for us. We worked really hard and it was HOT outside.
By the time dinner time came around, we didn't really feel like eating a meal let alone cook one.
Since we needed nourishment anyway, I whipped up some green smoothies and tomato sandwiches.
Yummy and cool.
We also had some leftover corn on the cob from July 4th.
Look Ma, no utensils!
We decided to eat on the front screened porch as there was a cool breeze blowing.
Sometimes I call these smoothies "clean out the fridge smoothies" because I'm able to use up odds and ends of produce and liquids.
Here's my recipe:
liquid (juice, kefir, or milk)
greens (spinach, lettuce, kale)
fruit ( any fruit you have on hand)
dairy (yogurt, ice cream)
*note: There are no measurements. This is just an add and blend recipe
First, add the liquid (maybe a cup or so)and greens (a large handful) into a blender. Blend until smooth. This is the most important step and ensures you don't have chunks of greens.
Second, add fruit and blend well.
Finally, add yogurt and blend completely.
Last night we had kefir, spinach, watermelon, cherries, and vanilla yogurt.
I don't add any sweeteners but you can if you want to. You could also add protein powder, but I limit my protein due to my kidney disease. You'd think the smoothie would have a strong "green" taste due to the spinach, but because of the fruit it has a more fruity taste.