It’s Not Pretty

There’s no fancy picture for this one, it’s not pretty and I’ll admit that it doesn’t even sound that good either.  But it is really good and even better for you.   I like to call it a Banana Fudgie Sludgie,  a green smoothie with a twist, it’s a wonderful vehicle for getting a big serving of greens in before noon! 

 Banana Fudgie Sludgie

1 cup water
1 banana, peeled and broken into chunks
1 and 1/2  cups fresh spinach leaves
1 tbsp.  cocoa powder

Put all ingredients in a blender in the order listed, blend on highest speed until smooth. Optional add-ins for a nutritional boost include: 1 tbsp flaxseed, 1 tbsp hemp seed, 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, or 1 tbsp of cacao nibs. I promise that you will not even taste the spinach.

Green leafy vegetables  like spinach are a great source of calcium, iron, and vitamin K among many other vitamins and minerals.   Check out other recipes for easy green smoothies here.

Posted in Recipes by Liz on November 18, 2007 | Permalink | 1 Comment

One thought on “It’s Not Pretty

  1. Tanja says:

    Thanks for the comment on our new video! Oscar and I agree this “Sludgie” actually sounds really good, and we’re going to give it a try. Have a great thanksgiving!

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