My parents went on a trip last year to Mexico for a week, leaving my brother and I to fend for ourselves. The day before they left, they went grocery shopping and bought five heads of lettuce. All I could think was, what am I supposed to do with all this lettuce? I don’t even like lettuce.
So I went to my chef friends and asked them for advice. Every single one of them said “Lettuce wraps, duh.”
Thanks, but no thanks. The inspiration for throwing greens into a smoothie came from super strong Booster Juice cravings I had and I guess the rest was history?
I finished off them lettuce heads, and lately I’ve been craving green smoothies again.
I used spinach this time around because of its delicate flavour, and it blends WAY easier than lettuce does (read:no fibrous pieces).
this recipe fits one super large cold cup and then some. (20-24 oz?)
2 cups, frozen sliced strawberries
2 big handfuls of spinach
2 cups, water
1/4 cup, vanilla flavoured greek yogourt
1 tbsp, maple syrup or honey
Throw everything in to a blender and give it a whirl (with the lid on please!)
Dump into a cold cup, and it’ll look like this.