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You drink death cube smoothies, right?
Oh… you don’t call them that in your house?
I guess you would probably appreciate the back story, then.
I buy the big containers of fresh spinach and baby kale at Costco, and being the only person in the house who drinks green smoothies I never finish the greens before they go bad. A few weeks ago I heard someone talking about freezing their spinach before it went bad and using it in smoothies – brilliant – especially since I like my smoothies extra cold.
I decided to freeze my spinach and kale. Except… I had no ice cube trays. Oh wait – I did have the skull ones from the Red Bull and Smarties Jell-O shots I made a couple of years ago…
And the death cubes were born. Michael named them as soon as they came out of the freezer. Because they smelled bad (kale just does) and well, of course, he thinks that anything green is a sign of death.
To freeze the spinach and kale, I added 2 cups of greens with 1/4 water and blended it. It doesn’t have to blend all the way – don’t stress about that – just enough to pour into the ice cube trays. I blend and freeze them separately and stick them in a labeled Ziplock freezer bag.
Once you have your spinach and kale frozen, you can easily make smoothies without adding “fillers” such as ice cubes. Your smoothies will be packed full of nutrients (and peanut butter, but seriously – who can cut out the peanut butter?)!
Spinach Smoothie Recipe
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk (more calcium than regular milk – and no, it doesn’t taste like almonds!)
- 2 large strawberries
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 2T PB2
- 3-4 kale cubes
- 5-6 spinach cubes
I combine my ingredients in a 2C container and then dump them into my blender. When using a large blender, it’s really easy to get carried away and make way too much of something.
I love this as a base recipe, but routinely add blueberries, peaches, or whatever else I have in the refrigerator. It’s fun to experiment a little!
What’s your favorite ingredient to add to your smoothies?
Death Cube, I Mean, Kale And Spinach Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk more calcium than regular milk - and no, it doesn't taste like almonds!
- 2 strawberries
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 2 tablespoons PB2
- 4 kale cubes see notes
- 6 spinach cubes see notes
- I combine my ingredients in a 2 cup container and then dump them into my blender. When using a large blender, it's really easy to get carried away and make way too much of something.