A few mornings a week, I make a smoothie for breakfast. More often than not, I add spinach to said smoothie (see my spinach smoothie recipe). However, sometimes the spinach I buy goes bad before I can use it all. So annoying. So, thanks to pinterest and a little tweaking of this recipe, I’ve got spinach ice cubes in my freezer, ready and waiting for me to use them, and not going bad! I added flax and chia seeds to the spinach cubes too, since I usually add those into my green smoothies. I figure it’s a good way to save myself a step by just adding it all in there.
- 1 bag of spinach (about 10oz. – you can also use baby spinach)
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup (plus more if needed) water
I added a whole heap of spinach leaves to my blender, basically filled it to the top, added about a cup of water, the chia seeds and flax and blended. I used an entire bag of spinach (I kept adding spinach to the blender once I’d blended the first batch down a bit).
Once I had a nice liquid mixture, I poured it into ice cube trays and put them in the freezer.
After the cubes froze thoroughly, I put them all together in a freezer bag.
It’s so handy having the spinach cubes in the freezer, not worrying about them going bad, and being able to use them in place of ice cubes in my smoothies! I just add 3 or 4 to the blender, along with my other smoothie ingredients and I’m good to go. Let me know if you try it, and if you have any suggestions on other things to add to the cubes!