I started making my smoothie today full of optimism, but unfortunately, once it started to turn brown, I became a little less than impressed….
Today is the first day of the 21 Day Green Smoothie Challenge, and I opted for the Cucumber and Strawberry smoothie from Joy the Baker. Now, if you click on the link, you will see that the smoothie does not look green, but I (somewhat naively) thought that it would turn green if I added spinach to it! Joy’s photos are also much, much better than mine.
Lets start at the beginning, where instead of following the recipe exactly, I ‘tweaked’ it. By tweak I mean substituted almond milk for apple juice, strawberries for frozen mixed berries, and added in spinach and vanilla protein powder.
AKA. I made a whole new, brown smoothie. And did not really make Joy’s delicious looking Cucumber and Strawberry smoothie.
I had to use a green straw to drink my smoothie to make me feel like it was at least a little green!
If you would like to make this brown smoothie too, here’s what you do:
Add 1 serving vanilla protein powder
100g mixed frozen berries (I think the blackberries/blueberries added to the ‘brown’ in my smoothie!)
1 large handful spinach
1/2 cucumber, deseeded and roughly chopped
200ml apple juice (or enough to make the consistency you want)
Whiz in a blender until smooth.
Let’s hope tomorrow’s smoothie is a little more GREEN! I’ll be making this Kiwi Smoothie tomorrow morning, and taking better pictures of it I hope!
If you’re following the challenge, how did your first smoothie go? Do you think this smoothie counts as part of the challenge as it technically wasn’t green?
New to the blog, or missed my post about the 21 Day Green Smoothie Challenge? You can catch up here:
21 Day Green Smoothie Challenge