Monday, May 21, 2012
Green Smoothie Fix...Waste your spinach no more!!!
Waste Your Spinach No More!!!
I saw this on Pinterest and it is the BEST IDEA ever!!! I think they actually mixed smoothies up and froze them this way, but it works well for just the greens as well! If you are like me, your greens (especially if you buy them at Costco) go bad before you can use them all. It always makes me sad to throw away all those greens that are so good for the bellies of each member of my family. This way, you don't have to throw out any greens! I like to mix spinach and kale together and freeze them to use later. Then, you can mix it up and make different kinds of smoothies depending upon which fresh fruits and veggies you have available. When you pull out those frozen pellets of greens, be sure to add some water to the blender (probably about a Cup or so). Throw in the frozen greens (2 or 3), fresh or frozen fruits, etc., to make delicious smoothies for you family!!!
3-4 large handfuls of spinach
1/2 bunch kale (just the leafy parts)
fill water up to 12-16 oz. in blender after kale and spinach are in
Fill muffin tins...24 will be the right amount
Freeze solid for a few hours. Store in freezer bags!
Here are some pictures of the process:
This is after blending the spinach and kale and pouring into muffin tins and freezing:
This is after removing them and putting them in freezer bags to store in the freezer for future use: