Slacker: One who shirks work or responsibility; a person who does no work; “a lazy bum.”
Ok, when I first sat down to write this incredibly overdue post, that is the first word that popped into my head. I guess I can’t exactly call myself a slacker, because that isn’t the reason I haven’t posted any yum-a-licious treats since November. In fact, it has been quite the opposite!
So, in honor of those hard workers out there, and the slackers, I am going to share a treat that will make everyone happy…
Because it is super easy to make.
In a recent attempt to make a green smoothie, I forgot to add enough liquid and stumbled upon what I like to affectionately refer to as a “delicious mistake.”
And I would like to share my mistake with you!
This is such a great recipe because it only has 5 ingredients, tastes like applesauce and conveniently hides the fact that it contains veggies (except for the strange green color lol). A win win win if you ask me! This is even one the kids will enjoy. Maybe along with a reading of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham!
What you’ll need:
1 small-medium organic red delicious apple
1/2 cup purple grapes
1 organic carrot
1 cup kale
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (more or less to taste)
Magic bullet or food processor
Get all of your ingredients out and ready. I found that this one is much easier if everything is ready to pop right into the magic bullet or blender.
Dice the carrots into small bite sized pieces. Place them into the blender cup first.
Top with kale.
Next the apples go in the cup. Make sure they are cut into small pieces to save as much room as possible.
Before adding the grapes, take a small condiment cup or spoon and push all the fruits and veggies down as much as possible. This cup will be crammed full when you are done!
Top with grapes.
Place the blade top on the magic bullet cup and blend for about 30 second to 1 minute or until smooth. If the ingredients are not dropping down, stop and shake the cup a few times to loosen the ingredients and let them come down. If you are using a blender, make sure the ingredients go in backwards according to the location of the blade (i.e. the grapes should touch the blade, then apples, kale and carrots). This is SUPER important or your stuff isn’t going to mash up as well and it gets really frustrating…
When you have a nice smooth mixture that looks like pea soup, add the cinnamon and blend for another 30 seconds.
Place in a bowl and serve cold! It is delicious right away and is pretty tasty later too. I would definitely make sure you eat it within 2 days or the flavor isn’t quite the same.
I hope you love my delicious mistake!! I will try and make mistakes more often very soon