Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Emerald Green Smoothie Pucks

I first heard about smoothie pucks on Pinterest. I thought it was a genius idea - you take whatever you'd like to have in your smoothie, blend it up in your blender with a little liquid, and pour it into muffin tins. Freeze, and you've got perfectly portioned, quick-n-easy smoothie pucks, all ready to be tossed in the blender when you're rushed for time in the morning (or just feeling lazy!)

Emerald Green Smoothie Pucks

I've made several batches of these, and they usually don't turn out green (my last batch had lots of berries, and the batch before that had beets, so the red overwhelmed any other color). This batch, however, was destined to be simple. I put half a bunch of curly kale (what was left in the fridge), a whole bunch of spinach, three carrots, and half a head of broccoli (plus an extra stem) into my beloved BlendTec blender with just enough water to make it blend and pour. After freezing in the muffin tins, they became the gorgeous green pucks of goodness you see above.

To make a smoothie, I take one or two pucks, one frozen banana, and about 10 ounces of flax milk, and blend. If I've got dates, I'll sometimes add one for extra sweetness, but this batch really didn't need it. If I don't have flax milk, I'll toss in 1-2 tablespoons of freshly ground flax seed.

Emerald Green Smoothie

Here's the results of my last smoothie puck adventure -

Fruits And Veggies In Blender
All manner of fruits and veggies!

Purple Smoothie Pucks
Pretty purple pucks

Purple Pucks Pre-Smoothie
Smoothie is imminent!

Purple Puck Smoothie
OK, so I misjudged the size of the glass. It was still good.

1 comment:

  1. This is brilliant! What an awesome idea to make mornings a little less chaotic.