Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Long time no blog

I didn't blog for a very long time, but due to some prodding by friends I will try and do this again. I thought I would start with some ideas for smoothies. I might even add a pic later ;)

Every morning I make different smoothies for breakfast, mostly because my son is not a breakfast kid and I want to get some nourishment into him before he goes to school.

I keep ziploc bags of baby spinach in the freezer - Yes! I just discovered you can do this without blanching. Just put the spinach in the bag, suck out the air with a straw and freeze. It is great for using in cooking and smoothies, just not for salads ;) The bonus is, if you need to finely chop spinach for a recipe, just give the bag a bit of a bash and it will finely chop itself.

To make our breakfast smoothie, we always start with orange juice and frozen spinach. The vitamin C in the orange helps you to absorb more of the iron from the spinach. I then add mixed frozen berries, frozen bananas if we have some (another thing that freezes well) and whatever fruits we happen to have on that particular day. Today for example, we had cranberries and kiwi fruit. Sometimes I also throw in some oats or almond meal for extra staying power.

Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. Most herbs can also be frozen that way! I often freeze parsley and coriander that way and then crush it the way you described!!