And then I was like, I only have one more frozen banana left in my freezer. I could do that.
So this morning I did that.
And it was totally NOM.
2 kale leaves
2/3 cups carrots
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 banana with peel.
So my kids were like, “Ew, Mom.” Well, the one kid that was paying attention when I said I was going to do it was like that. And I was a little bit, too. I scrubbed it down like the article said, but still. Peel? I ended up chopping off the top and bottom bits, too. That was just too much for me.
But the rest? Nice and sliced.
So the one thing I would say about this smoothie is this – I think carrots go better with orange juice. So no more carrots and almond milk, because the smoothie is good but a little off. Like the flavors don’t “sing” together, you know? But that’s OK, because I’m pretty sure it’s still good for me and it’s not going to kill me.
So thanks, OM Project! (Can I call you that? Should I keep the “The”?)
So I have a new favorite smoothie (I’ve only made three ever, so take that as you will).
1 cup orange juice
3 leaves kale with stem
frozen bananas (maybe 2.5 large?)
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
OMG so delicious. And calorie dense, so what I’m hoping is that after drinking this about 9:30 this morning, I will actually manage to stay full until noon or 12:30.
Lately, I’ve been eating a lot, and quite frequently. Which is good! My meals (because I’m tracking until I get the hang of this stuff) have been really low in calories for the most part. But that means I’m so much hungrier sooner than I ever have been before. It’s such a strange and lovely feeling.
Anyway! I wanted to share before I forgot. Next smoothie – peanut butter, I think.
I tried my new blender today! I made a banana and kale and almond milk smoothie with some flax seeds in, and it wasn’t horrible!
It was messy, though. First I found some green stuff oozing out from the bottom. Seems I had managed to unscrew the pitcher from the thing holding the blades in. So I cleaned that up.
Then I put in the bananas, but they didn’t want to blend, just hang out at the top, clumping everything up. So I had to take the pitcher off and poke at them, spilling green stuff all over the counter (thankfully I did this project next to the sink).
Next I blended everything and poured it into a cup – presto! But it was entirely too thick – more like nice cream than smoothie. So I poured in another cup of almond milk, and poured the “smoothie” back in the pitcher.
Third time was a charm (or am I up to fourth?), because when I poured it out this time everything was perfect. I’m glad I used the biggest cup in the kitchen – it needed it.
So I think next time I’m going to stick to a recipe. It all worked out in the end, but it was an odd, new experience. Hopefully when I try to make my next one, it will at least be less messy. 😀