Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you drinking green beer and eating a reuben? Because you should be! If you live in Seattle you should probably take a trip to Phinney Market and get their reuben and shoestring fries. It is hands down the best sandwich I have eaten at a restaurant. It is the kind of sandwich that, when on a date, you will offer to share while secretly praying that your significant other will decline so that you can eat it all yourself.
I can't have green beer so I made a green smoothie. It is most definitely not the same. But it is delicious in its own way. This smoothie is a good intro to green drinks- it doesn't taste anything like swamp (though it looks the part.) It tastes like cinnamon, apples and bananas. Spinach adds a velvety texture and green hue.
If you are intimidated (read: grossed out) by green smoothies, try this recipe out. It is light, fruity and doesn't taste like grass! You know what also doesn't taste like grass? That reuben from Phinney Market. Seriously, it is heaven on marbled rye... OK I'm done.
Simple Green Smoothie
1/2-3/4 c fresh spinach
1/2-3/4 c almond milk
1/2 green apple, cubed
1 small banana
3 ice cubes
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1. In a blender, puree 1/2 c almond milk, spinach, banana, apple and cinnamon until completely smooth (adding additional almond milk as needed to blend)
2. Add ice and blend to combine
3. Pour smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy