You may have had a green smoothie before (If not, try one! I promise they don’t taste as green as they look) but I bet you have never tried a green nice cream before!
I was honestly a little bit skeptical of green nice cream at first because I thought the thickness might mean a more condensed spinach/kale taste, but that really isn’t the case at all. They are super yummy, super filling, and super nutritional. All the supers are checked.
Something that I have noticed with beginning college this week is that I definitely had a misconception about how much I would be eating at home. Because classes are only an hour or so each, and because my schedule is set up with gaps of at least two hours between the average class, I assumed that I would happily drive back home in that two hours, have a comfortable meal time, and then come back to school. In practice, going back home to eat in that time is completely impractical. Instead, I kept spending that time preparing for the next class, so I spent the first few days walking across the street from campus, buying a juice and a tub of pre-sliced mangos or a hummus wrap from Trader Joes, and eating between classes because hot damn going to class makes me hungry.
After three days of spending $15-$20 on snacks between classes, I realized that I needed to change it up and,
- Prepare some food to bring with me.
- Eat a meal right before I leave or on my way to class.
Nice creams fit snuggly under change #2 as something that I can prepare rather quickly, spoon into a jar and eat just before I leave for school or on the bus on my way to school, so they have been making a grand appearance in my meal plans just about every day.
There is a lot of wiggle room for ingredient replacements and adjustments in this recipe, so I would just say that if you do intend for the nice cream to be green instead of brown, used lightly colored fruits to flavor it, like frozen banana, mango, and pineapple like this recipe outlines. I have used berries and spinach in some of my past smoothies, and they taste great, but lets just say they weren’t exactly Instagram-worthy masterpieces.
If you like these nice cream recipes, please do let me know! I am always always experimenting with different flavor and color combinations that I would love to share if you all are interested.
- ♥ 3 frozen bananas, cut into fourths and frozen
- ♥ 1 cup fresh raw spinach
- ♥ 8-10 chunks frozen pineapple
- ♥ 5-6 chunks frozen mango
- ♥ 1/8-1/4 cup water, as needed
- Freeze fruits as necessary.
- Put all ingredients into blender or processor.
- Blend until thick and smooth, adding water as necessary for desired thickness.
- ♥ If you would like to turn it into a green smoothie instead of a nice cream, just increase the water to about 3/4 cup or even more to achieve a thinner texture.