Honestly, it gets no better than spinach. It's not bitter nor curly like kale. It's not tough like collard greens. It's not overly watery like zucchini - it's just chill! People always talk about the wonders of green smoothies and I agree that they are terrific for their nutritional value and digestive system but I'm not as hardcore as I'd like to think I am. You won't see me downing a smoothie with just greens. The closest thing I've ever done like that is the wheat grass shot from Jamba Juice (right). It wasn't half bad either and even then there was an orange slice ("chaser") involved.
If I'm going to do a green smoothie, spinach will be involved because it pairs terrifically with ANY fruit. Additionally, you can add as much spinach as you'd like into the smoothie and it will never taste like grass. Check out my recipe for a simple *protein packed and delicious green smoothie. You'll fall in love with spinach and you'll save the kale for sauteing and the zucchini for pasta dishes.
Drink up with this easy recipe!
and whatever fruit you'd like. This smoothie had 1 banana and one 2 peaches in it. Press go on your blender and seconds later, YUM!
*All fruits and veggies contain protein, but if you would like to add more, throw in any seed (chia, hemp, sunflower, etc) or a generous spoonful of peanut butter.