This first try, I definitely wanted a Smoothie In A Bowl- eating with a spoon from a bowl is much more satisfying than drinking from a glass. Felt like I was enjoying a bowl of ice cream!
- a handful of spinach
- 2 slices frozen peach
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 5-6 ice cubes
- about 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
- 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
Firstly, the xanthan gum really works! Man, this was so thick and creamy, like full fat ice cream. Maybe I used a little too much, but such a small amount goes a long way.
Secondly, the spinach is really good! Banana and peach are the dominant flavors, and spinach actually adds a bit of sweetness. Plus, love the pretty mint color.
Lastly, my blender stinks. We could definitely use a new one, it had a really hard time blending this and the motor actually made an awful smell by the end. Ewww!
This bowl is about 3/4 of the blended mixture. I topped it with a spoonful of granola, and now I'm STUFFED.
Needless to say I'm pleased, this is a pretty good snack- liquids, a serving of vegetables and fruit.