Does every kid hate spinach ? I couldn't stand the limp-chewy texture, the taste, as well as the metallic aftertaste... it made me think of all the heavy metals that are probably in it.
When I realised that I was an adult and I can make up my own rules, I decided never ever to have spinach again. Ever. Instead, I ate nettles, freshly harvested from my garden in May. You throw them in the cooking pot in the last minute, and they taste pretty nice. And they are way healthier than spinach. (You can also drink nettle tea, great for the hair. I love the taste since I tried them in Pokhara.). I also throw nettles into my smoothies in spring.
So I was living this happy spinach-free life, until... one day I discovered a huge portion of spinach in the vegetable-box that is delivered to our door every week. Since it's a mixed box, they always put in interesting seasonal surprises. Well, I was surprised, and trying to figure out what the hell to do with it. It was all nicely fresh and organic, probably even planted on the new moon and Demeter certified, so no way I could just throw it away !
So I decided to take the plunge and make a spinach smoothie. I figured out that I would close my eyes and gulp it down for the sake of my health.
I was surprised by how delicious it was.
In fact, it was so good that I made it three times more that day, and ate nothing else that day !
The tin has a Klimt painting on it, and I store my Maca in it. It's one of my favourite flea-market finds, and no, you can't have it.
THE SPINACH SMOOTHIE RECIPE
This makes 1 liter of smoothie.
For me, this is breakfast for one person.
300gms (or more) spinach
3 small pears (or/and apples)
3 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon coconut oil
optional: a couple of spoons of linseed, Maca or whatever superfoods you are using.
Throw the spinach in the blender, stalks and all.
Add 2 cups of water. Add coconut oil. Blend.
Add pears. Blend.
Add bananas. Blend.
Drink while fresh !!!