Fast and easy with not a lot to prepare before and to clean after… . That is my motto these days if it comes to food. If it tastes delicious it’s even better 😉
Having this motto in my mind I came up with a super delicious and creamy avocado-spinach-cucumber smoothie. I had no idea how good cucumberis for us and how much freshness it brings when blended into a smoothie.
Yesterday I fixed myself this smoothie for dinner.
I’m trying to lose my extra pounds that are seem to hold on to me for dear life. No wonder… if you look at those pictures below you’ll see not only the smoothie but a fresh-baked apple pie. I say, if it’s made with brown sugar and whole wheat flour it means it’s good for me and I feel less guilty eating it, untill I look at the mirror… .
btw, it’s a kid friendly dish with no questions asked.
I ate a whole jar of that smoothie and after I finished it I was THAT close to make another one but then I thought: “pie or another jar of smoothie”. Pie won.
This morning I couldn’t wait to fix myself the same smoothie with a few changes.
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt, (plain will do just fine, but using it you may want to add more honey or dates) *
1 big orange
1/2 medium english cucumber,
BIG handful spinach
2 Tbsp honey (or more, if you like) **
* if it’s too thick add a smal amount of pineapple juice (or whatever juice you like)
** the second time (today) I made it using dates (about 12) instead of the honey. Liked it better with the honey.
Blend it all together until creamy and smooth. It will take more time to get that consistency if you’re using dates. That’s why I didn’t like it that much as with honey because I ended up with very small, not blended very well pieces of dates in my smoothie.
… and that’s how we were working today in order to take those delicious pictures 😉
The weather is just gorgeous here, perfect for a green and refreshing treat like this smoothie!