Whenever I cook for my boyfriend I try to make sure he eats a wide variety of greens, fruits, and other vegetables, because left to his own devices, he’s pretty SAD. And because I’m doing the cooking!
I love that he’ll pretty much eat whatever I cook for him, and he’s learning to hide all evidence of his edible discretions (like receipts for that infamous “murder burger” joint) and is pretty good at following my food rules when I give him the grocery list.
Last year I convinced him to by me him a Vitamix so that I wouldn’t have to schlep mine back and forth every week to his place, and we worked out some green smoothie recipes that he could make on his own.
Since then, he taught himself how to make mayonnaise and whipped cream, from scratch(!), using REAL, unprocessed ingredients. I really think we’re making progress.
This morning I made him this smoothie. This was my first time working with fresh pomegranates, and I kinda wish I checked my emails more often, because I found this helpful post on juicing pomegranates.
I just threw all the seeds in the blender.
This will be on the tart side, and closer to purple than green.
1 cup spinach
1 cup blueberries
All of the seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
yogurt or kefir of your choice
Add everything to the container and blend until smooth. I used kefir and eyeballed it, using enough to get me to 32 ounces, perhaps about a cup.