I know. I'm that girl.
Does it help to know that I started drinking these because I'd eaten a whole dominos pizza over the course of three hours while sitting on my couch? Does it help to know that I'm making these in my incredibly crappy, bought-at-the-mormon-second hand-shop blender, instead of something fancy? Does it help to know that they're devastatingly delicious?
Seriously, I'm willing to segment a grapefruit for that jar of green crap... that's love. Picture made possible by the photogenicness (photogenicity? photobeautificationality? awesomeness?) of Kurt Vonnegut.
In truth, it's everything I ever wanted green juices and smoothies to be... and everything they ever failed at while tasting like kale, being full of sugar, or making me feel like I should be doing zumba in a color coordinated spandex outfit. So when a friend texted me suggesting I solve all of my problems with cheeseburgers (good advice), I texted the above photo back. Time to own my age.
Ginger Grapefruit Green Smoothie
Adapted slightly from The Minimalist Baker
1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented*
1 banana, sliced and frozen**
1 apple, peeled and cored
1/2 cup almond milk (although I assume regular milk would work too)
~2 cups spinach
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
Instructions: put things in blender, blend.
*Do not attempt this with your Utah-cracked winter fingers. It will hurt.
**Frozen bananas are magic... they whip up, weird chemistry happens, and they thicken things like whoa. Unfrozen bananas would probably work, but would be less exciting, and require me to remember I had bananas before they went bad