The Hulk of Health
The health kick continues. At this point, Kenny has started to have withdrawals from the lack of super sugary, sweet breakfast cereals. I'm sure if I don't find something to satisfy his sugar cravings I may come downstairs one morning to find him curled up in the Harry Potter closet under the stairs wrapped in an old blanket trying to snort a box of crushed up Peanut Butter Crunch. (You may laugh, but I've seen weirder things in this house.)
I know I shouldn't put him on blast. If I'm being totally honest, I've felt the soda pangs and stared so hard at the display of new Lays' chips in the grocery store that I was asked to leave by the a very concerned manager, who may have thought I was a special needs adult. (I mean come on they have a Reuben flavored potato chip. It's 2015. The future is now!) So, this morning I came up with this lean green machine that we've lovingly labeled 'The Incredible Hulk of Smoothies.'
For artistic purposes, I layered the ingredients in the blender. You can just be lazy and toss everything in. I mean, it's a blender. Everything's going to be pulverized until it's unrecognizable anyways. (Yes, Mom! I am being sarcastic!)
Green "Hulk" Smoothie
1 1/2 c ice
3/4 c almond milk
1 c mango
1 c pineapple
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1 c spinach, washed*
Place everything in a blender and pulse until smooth.
*Washing spinach isn't like washing your hands before dinner. You know, the kind of hand washing you I'm talking about where you walked into the bathroom and ran the water so your mom thought you washed your hands, but everyone knew you didn't. Wash the spinach really, really, really well. There are bits of sand and dirt stuck in those leaves and many a smoothie can be ruined by sucking one of those grainy bits through your teeth.