Smoothie Edition: How to make your leafy greens last longer
Every week when my husband and I go to the grocery store, I end up in the produce section trying to sneak some spinach into our shopping cart. On the odd occasion that he catches on early, his reaction is always the same. “Don’t we already have spinach at home?’ to which I usually respond with regret and slight embarrassment, “Yes, but it is now rotten”.
Well, I got tired of having to explain why the spinach was rotten week after week. The explanation was simple. Though I was using the spinach, mostly for smoothies, I wasn’t using it up fast enough. The solution to this repeated problem turned out to be even more simple and saved us some money too!
We came home from the grocery store with the usual container of fresh baby spinach. Instead of putting it away in the fridge, I took my blender out. I blended the entire package of spinach. I used about a third of a cup of Bolthouse green juice to help it blend easier. Feel free to use water or any preferred liquid. I thought it might be nice to have each cube sweetened slightly, so Bolthouse Green Juice was a good option for me. After blending, I poured the mixture into 2 ice-trays and put this in the freezer. I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner!
When I make green smoothies, I throw 2 or 3 spinach cubes into the blended mixture of other fruits and veggies and it turns out great every time, I love it!
If you decide to give this a try, come back and let me know how you liked it!