Light Mint Green Smoothie (★★★★☆) and Garlic V6 (★★☆☆☆)

This morning’s green smoothie was so good that I made it again this afternoon to make sure it was actually as good as I remembered.

Light Mint Green Smoothie(★★★★☆)
Trying out some of those fancy ingredients I picked up yesterday

½ pomegranate (fruit seeds only, yellow rind and skin removed)
¼ nashi pear (aka asian apple pear, peeled and seeds removed)
a big handful of water spinach (not sure how much, but a good amount)
two dozen mint leaves (that’s a rough estimate)
a dozen ice cubes

Cut the water spinach stems below the start  of the lowest leaf.  Blend everything but the ice cubes, add six ice cubes, blend until smooth and watery, add another six ice cubes and blend for frozen drink consistency.

Both the morning and afternoon batches were very mild but had a very pleasant taste.  I think the fruits and vegetables in this one really go well together.

Garlic V6(★★☆☆☆)
My biggest complaint about this drink is how much my wife could smell the garlic even after I’d finished.

¾ cup of tomato puree
a big handful of spinach leaves (not sure how much, but a good amount)

¼ celery stalk (the remaining quarter still in the fridge)
1 cabbage leaf (this was just for variety)
several sprigs of cilantro
1 garlic clove (peeled)
water (enough for desired thickness)
salt (to taste)

Blend everything but the ice cubes, then add water (or ice cubes through the top of the lid while the blender is on high).

I pretty much knew what I was going to get here, which isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s a tasty enough drink that fills you up and is pretty healthy, so don’t take the low rating as a sign of being disappointed with it.

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