Home from paradise. We just returned home exhausted from a wonderful vacation in Grand Cayman with our friends. Endless days of sunshine (sun burns), rum drinks, beer, beach and lots of fried fish & lobster. When we finally got home we couldn’t bare the thought of more fat filled foods and we were too tired to devote much time to a huge meal. We left early in the morning and arrived home late in the night (after a couple stop overs and delayed flights). I had seen some really awesome smoothie recipes on simplegreensmoothies.com a few weeks ago and wanted to try one. Chris was excited about the idea… until I mentioned spinach. His eagerness turned quickly into hesitation and then doubt when I handed him the bright green drink.
We only have a magic bullet which is nothing close to the crazy blenders that most people use to whip up there favorite smoothie combinations. I had to tweak the recipe to 2 single servings instead of the 4-6 the recipe originally makes and add a little extra fruit here and there to insure the only sign of spinach would be the color green. They were delicious! We drank them almost as quickly as the frosty rum drinks we had on the beach the day before.
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened/original
2 pears peeled and diced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Rip up the spinach leaves, blend with almond milk until there are no more large pieces.
- Add pears and banana blend well, you want everything smooth and frothy.
- Mix in cinnamon and vanilla on a lower setting until it’s well combined,
- Enjoy your bright green drink!
NOTE: Before making this you may want to make sure your almond milk and bananas are nice and cold.
*original recipe : http://simplegreensmoothies.com/Recipes/sweet-pear