When Ulysses came home from Sam’s Club with this bag the other day I wanted to ask him if everything was ok in the bathroom department.
Turns out however, he just like prunes for “snacking.” I’m pretty sure I could’ve found about a million other oversized bags of “snacking food” in Sam’s Club before picking prunes but, I guess I should just be happy they’re at least a healthy option.
In an attempt to start and put a dent in this bag I experimented with a spinach, banana and prune concoction. Alternatively titled, The World’s Healthiest Smoothie.
I’m not even going to attempt to dismiss the fact that spinach and prunes are probably two of the most hated “health” foods by the general population. Nor am I going to tell you “oh, you can’t taste the spinach” because here’s the thing about green monsters, to me they always taste “healthy.”
Yeah, you can mask some of the spinach taste with banana and other add-ins but there’s no comparing these smoothies to an all fruit one or something from Jamba Juice. Let’s call a spade a spade, they are a great way to get in some added greens + fruit but, they taste “healthy.”
So, I’m not promising some delicious dessert-y tasting smoothie where you somehow miraculously can’t taste the ingredients that go into it but, it is a pretty damn good tasting “healthy” one.
Who knew spinach + prunes could be such a good combo?
3.05 lbs to go!
Anyone have a good prune recipe?
Spinach Banana Prune
Yield: 1 large smoothie
- 1 cup of ice
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/4 cup prunes
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon agave
Put all ingredients into a blender and pulse/puree until smooth.
Are you a green monster fan?
What’s one “health” food you can’t get on board with?