Today is my group’s reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club. What is the SRC? Basically you are assigned a fellow participant’s blog by the organizer and then you pick a recipe of your choice from that blog and make your version of it. But it is a secret, you cannot reveal whom you picked and what you made until the established posting date and time.
This is my return to SRC you could say. I had to back out the last 2 previous months because I broke my left wrist. Being in a cast is not ideal when cooking lol. I still have quite a bit of physio to go but I am back in the kitchen. This month I was assigned Noelle’s Blog, Opera Singer in the Kitchen. We have commented on each others blogs in the past so it was nice to finally have a familiar blog in hand. Noelle’s recipes are mostly vegan so there was plenty of challenging options for me, the meat eater. Plenty of recipes were tempting, such as :
Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls w/ Cream Cheese Icing
Thai: Green Papaya Salad
French Cuisine: Tofu au Vin
Lavendar-infused Rhubarb and Almond Torte
But in the end I chose something simple yet so good and healthy. I have seen plenty of bloggers jump on the smoothie wagon but I had not experimented yet. The one I chose was Noelle’s Mango Monster Smoothie but I substituted the mangoes with peaches (because I could not find a ripe mango) and rice milk instead of almond milk (personal preference). I know it’s GREEN but no panic, it is sweet and delicious. Also this smoothie contains 3 fruits and 2 vegetables. That is 5 out of the 4 to 10 fruits and veggies your should st every day.
Ξ Peach Monster Smoothie Ξ
serves 1 tall glass or 2 regular glasses
1.5 cups rice milk
2.5 frozen peaches
1 frozen banana
2 cups spinach
Place items in a blender and blend very well, like a bit longer then you think necessary. Adding a touch of sugar is optional but should not be necessary.
Rice milk is the most hypoallergenic of all milk products. Rice milk has the least amount of fat and is also cholesterol free. But if you are diabetic keep in mind rice milk is high in starch so your sugar levels could shoot up.
Spinach is extremely rich in antioxidants and it is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.
A lovely spinach smoothie. I need to make myself a large glass too.
Oh no I hope you get better soon! You shouldn’t push yourself to cook if you can’t use your wrist 😀
Spinach is probably the only veggie I’m willing to put into a fruity smoothie, maybe cucumber as well..this drink sounds SO refreshing and healthy. 😀
This looks pretty and delicious.
i always think that this is about the best idea for a linky… You did her proud and love the sound of this. Terrific post
I mean – EV. Note to self..do not leave comments after waking up. I need to go back to sleep lol
Eb, this smoothie was the first photo that popped out at me in the linky bunch! I love it so much because !) I’m an avid fruit and veggie smoothie imbiber, and 2) It’s summer, so the peaches will be at their best..plus, I was thinking of subbing Kale for the spinach. I sent this recipe to about 20 people 🙂 I would have chosen this too if I had her blog!
As good as that looks I’m probably slightly allergic to that. 😛
This is such a gorgeous color smoothie! I actually haven’t had peaches this year yet. This drink sounds so yummy!
Smoothies are popular this month! Love your rendition!
I love Noelle’s blog…great choice!
Evelyne, this smoothie looks great…I could never guess that there are peach in it 🙂 This is a great way to start a day.
Thanks for this recipe and have a wonderful week ahead 🙂
What amazing colors and it is healthy too. Great choice!
Pretty green!! Peach sounds delightful right now!
I love when there’s spinach in smoothies and this one sounds delish.
If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry Candied Popcorn.
Cook Lisa Cook
YUM! What a great picture and choice. So glad you got to make something healthy! 🙂
What a beautiful color! If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d check out my SRC pick this month, Dark Chocolate S’mores Pie!
This looks amazing…I love a good, green smoothie!
Yum! That looks awesome! I made Nicole’s pumpkin-pecan cinnamon rolls a few SRCs ago and they were wonderful.
Evelyne, this looks wonderful–I’ve seen so many green smoothies that the color is lovely to me and not strange at all. Peach sounds so good right about now! (P.S. Head on over to my blog to see what I made from yours! You were my assignment this month-surprise!) 🙂