Ready for something different? A sweet green smoothie maybe? I know it’s been a while, but I’ve found another recipe that’s worth blogging about. This one reminds me of the blueberry sorbet that I’ve blogged about before (here), but it’s not going to give you brain-freeze or require you to eat it with a spoon. Yet, it’s got the great taste of blueberries, a hint of banana and the sweetness of candy.
I’ve used apples before for this combination, but it’s just not the same. The pear really does give it an extra texture that apples just can’t provide. Also notice that the banana is not too ripe. If they are two old, the flavor gets really strong. Stay young with just a hint of green in the stem.
If you find yourself wanting a great blueberry smoothie, consider this combination.
- 1 pear
- 1 banana
- 4 (or so) large medjool dates
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1+ cup Coconut Milk
- ½ lb baby spinach
- Berry flavored probiotic
You could even use more spinach if you wanted with this one. If it’s too thick, adding more coconut milk would not be out of the question. Add liquid. To which you’ll add everything else. Remove the seeds form the dates and core the pear.
I always give the fruit the first spin. This way, when I add the leaves, the liquid will draw them down to the blades better.
Look at that beautiful color combination! (I think I need to scrub my blender again.)
Unfortunately, the resulting color is more like mud. Lol. I have to admit that it tastes a lot better and you’ll probably find yourself coming back for seconds here.
Get your greens and enjoy them at the same time for if it doesn’t taste GREAT you simply won’t stick to it.