I don’t often get so excited about a recipe that I have to try it right away. My Google Reader can testify to that. I have tons of starred posts, all containing a recipe I want to try … someday … when I have time. I also have a thick three-ring binder with recipes from various online sources that I’ve printed out to try.
But Friday night after work, I headed to my friendly neighborhood Super Walmart — open 24 hours a day for my shopping convenience — to grab the ingredients I didn’t have for Jenn’s Winter Smoothie.
I already had the yogurt, banana and coconut milk. My bag o’ spinach was iffy, having been purchased a while ago, so I picked up another one. I also had to buy the cherries.
Saturday morning, I whipped up my first “green monster.”
It was more of a brownish-blue than green, leading me to believe that:
A. The recipe isn’t supposed to come out green. It isn’t actually called a Green Monster, after all.
or B. I skimped on the spinach because the thought of drinking spinach scared me. (This may be true … though I did use the two handfuls called for.)
I was pleasantly surprised by the result. With the exception of the tiny chunk that the Ninja didn’t get properly blended, I couldn’t tell I was eating spinach at all. The flavor was sweet and really delicious.
Bananas and cherries go together well. That’s good to know.
I’ll probably make this again. It made for a pretty tasty breakfast.