Okay, so I am not the best at getting greens in my diet. (I know I’m not alone. ahem, people!) And, I like spinach alright in salads and stuff, but I can NEVER eat the whole bag of spinach from the store before it goes bad. It goes bad so fast! So… a little while back I had a bag of spinach in my fridge that was going bad. I didn’t know what to do to use it and I HATE to waste. BAM! I came up with this ingenious idea! I puree’d the spinach in my food processor with a little bit of water until it became a green paste (yeah, its creepy looking).
Then, I put the green goop in an ice cube tray and froze it. The next morning, I had Spinach Cubes!! I got the spinach cubes out of the tray and put them in a plastic ziploc bag and stuck them back in the freezer. Easy, instant, serving size spinach! I throw a couple cubes into my smoothies now and I can’t taste the difference, but I know I’m getting some green goodness!
The other cool thing about this new discovery of mine is that I have been using it for other things too. I also recently made “Pear Cubes” when I had some pears that were going bad. I throw those into smoothies too.
Anyways, here is my “recipe” for the smoothie I made. (I use the term recipe loosely when talking about smoothies. lol)
Spinach Cube Smoothie
2 spinach cubes
1/2c. kefir or milk or yogurt
1/2 c. frozen berries (raspberries are my favorite)
mix! mix! mix! (I really love my ninja blender!)
Bonus: My kids loved it, too!! They are harder to please than just about anyone. They also knew nothing of the “secret ingredient” 😉