Two Shades of Smoothie

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.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Oranges
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Banana
  • Half a melon
  • Large handful of spinach
  • 8 ice cubes

Fruit Galore

It’s going to be a fruit galore…

Citrus goes in first

I chopped the citrus fruit first, as they have a skin, which can use a bit more blending than the rest of the ingredients.

Melon and banana follows

I then added the banana and melon.

Keeping it fruity

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

Adding some spinach action to the rest of the mix.

Going green

It looks so dodgy it must be good for me! Actually it still tastes really sweet and fruity.

Verdict:

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.