I’ve been hearing about spinach smoothies for quite some time now and they have ignited my curiosity. I love fruit smoothies — and drink them regularly — but I wondered if you could really combine fruit and veggies into a drinkable concoction.
Well, I found out you certainly can — and I have a new obsession!
After some experimentation, my favorite combo to date contains spinach, cucumber, pineapple, blueberries and fresh ginger, all combined with greek yogurt, vanilla, almond/coconut milk and a drip of maple syrup. I add ground chia seeds for fibre and Omega 3s.
The result out of the blender is tasty, filling, healthy and oh so refreshing on a warm summer’s morning. You don’t taste the spinach at all and the cucumbers and ginger give the smoothie a fresh, light taste. There are myriad combinations to try — and tons of recipes on the web. But why not start with your favorites and play a little?
I’m not the only one who has been discovering things. We’ve been visiting the grandkids.
At the ages of 2 1/2 and almost 7, discovering things defines their very existence. The finds can be big or small or in-between, but they’re all important and joyous and fascinating — and essential to their growth and learning.
Many mid-life adults yearn for children to take after them, but really, if we’re smart and want to stay youthful, we will strive to take after them. Becoming passionate about photography has made me feel like a kid again.
When I focus my lens on the world around me, I get very curious. I wonder, I explore, I experiment. I notice much more and see familiar things in a new way.
Once I’ve recorded an image, I love looking at it again and seeing even more deeply into it, asking myself why it captivates me — and observing even more. There are endless keys to yourself embedded in your images. Realizations in turn infuse future images — it’s a wonderfully exciting spiral of discovery that can go on and on and on — if you want it to.
Linking up with Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.