Green Smoothies & Complicit or Compliant Husbands

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Right? I mean what’s not to love about smoothies? All that fruity (and veggie) goodness pulverised into a refreshing glass of unadulterated honest wholesomeness.

I’ll tell you who. My husband.

That’s who.


Is it me or are the proportions of this pic’ a bit funny – either I am a giant or I have the smallest hands in the world & am holding a thimble full of smoothie! #Huh?

Now he has come on aboard a small bit – more so because he simply has no choice and as with lots of other aspects of his life…..its just easier to give in (other examples include the replacement of his boot cut jeans with skinny ones, his dock-sider shoes for new balance trainers & Sundays in Thomond park for the play park). Some of these transitions were more problematic than others. But we are getting there.

Getting back to smoothies.


This is pretty much how it went at ours for a long time after our NutriBullet joined the fam’.

Me:  “So here is the beginning of the new, younger looking, more puerile, athletic version of ourselves. Our bodies are to be treated like the Temples they are about to become.”

Hubster: Small Voice In His Head** More crap being lugged into the house. She’ll forget about it by next weekend. No need for panic here folks.  “Cool”.

Me: “It’s going to be GREAT. Here try this”

Hubster: What the *expletive* is that? Does she actually expect me to taste it? Why does it smell like  cut silage? Right she’s looking right at me – there’s no where to go – I’d swear she is deliberately blocking the only exit. I’ll try some deflectionary tactics first.

“Wow, looks great. Um, what’s that there on the floor? Any news? How’s your Mum? Any plans for the weekend?”

No, she’s till staring straight at me. There is no other option – I am going to have to have a taste. Holy crap, was that a piece of moss I just swallowed? Or did she simply empty the lawnmower straight into the glass? What’s that sticking in my throat? A branch?

Me: Well????? What you think???????

Hubster: Double edged sword pointed straight at my heart. If I tell her its awful she’ll sulk & act mortally wounded but if I tell her I love it she’ll make one everyday for the next 4 years. I think I’ll just shut up, tell a white lie & drink the thing.

“Delicious Wife, just keep ’em coming”

Me: Small voice in my head** Oh that I will my son, that I will. Mwoo-ha-ha-ha (that there is an evil laugh) “No Problemo Husband, there’s plenty more where that came from.”

And just like that we settled into our morning smoothie routine.

I have tried many’s a recipe to ease him into the world of smoothie making and here is one of my favourite green smoothies – perfect for breakfast or when the munchies hit in the afternoon.

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Ingredients: Serves 2

1 large Banana (frozen)

1/2 Cup of Frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries – whatever you have)

1 tbsp Almond Butter

2 handfuls of greens (Spinach or Kale)

1 Cup Almond Milk

Dash Vanilla extract/paste

1 tbsp Flaxseed

1 tsp Spirulina

Water if required.


Place all ingredients in mixer and whizz together – adding more water if you need to loosen it a little.



And not a hedge clipping in sight!

Your’s, slurping her way through one as I type,

Cli xx

1 Comment

  1. January 27, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Ha! I must try this with my husband, although he has succumbed to that level of complacently yet, I must get some tips from you!! ;-0

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