No one said growing a baby was going to be easy, but lately I have been absolutely exhausted. I also get hungry couple of hours before lunch time. Smoothies are touted as the great energy giver. They should also keep the hunger at bay for a good few hours.
I decided to make two versions, one with fruit only, and another one with added spinach. Spinach is loaded with iron and Vitamin K so it should perk me up too.
- 3 Oranges
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Lime
- 1 Banana
- Half a melon
- Large handful of spinach
- 8 ice cubes
It’s going to be a fruit galore…
I chopped the citrus fruit first, as they have a skin, which can use a bit more blending than the rest of the ingredients.
I then added the banana and melon.
Here’s the fruity version of the smoothie. Really nice and very sweet despite the lemon and lime. It’s a bit thicker than I’d like, so adding ice cubes makes it more drinkable.
Adding some spinach action to the rest of the mix.
It looks so dodgy it must be good for me! Actually it still tastes really sweet and fruity.
The texture in both versions is a bit thick to my liking, so adding ice cubes made it easier to drink. Peeling the citrus fruit is a pain in the butt, and making this thing took me about 20 minutes, which is more than I’d like. But the taste is fantastic, and I’m probably having all the fruit I’ll need all day. Now I’m waiting to see if it also manages to pump my energy levels up.