A story about rocket (arugula), smoothies, & possums.....
So the hubby & I are not the best at gardening - I mean we try - but you can't be good at everything and to be honest it's kind of disheartening to spend a heap of time on the garden only to have the neighbourhood possums come and mow everything down overnight.
about a year ago the garden was going SO well, then we were renovating, and I went overseas, it was winter and when I came back it had all just gone to shit.
Overgrown with weeds, as I took a closer look, I noticed the bed of rocket had actually survived the lethal combo of possums & neglect. It seems possums don't like spicy foods so much so I cut everything back to the ground and the rocket (nothing else) came back stronger than ever.
This morning I had a bunch of rocket that the hubby had picked last night - so I thought I'd throw it into this morning's smoothie and it turned out so delicious who would have thought you could put spicy stuff in smoothies and that it would taste good!!!???
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 large dessert spoons natural yoghurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 tbsn Naturally Vanilla At. Health Protein Powder
1 tbsn agave or sweetener of your choice
Small handful of rocket (arugula) - you could also add kale for more fibre
Pop everything into your blender then enjoy :-)
Most kids will love this smoothie because of it's beautiful mauve colour (be careful if your arugula is quite peppery though - my smoothie wasn't spicey, but I could still taste it was in there.
NB. I know some people don't like protein powders - but the ones from At.Health are simply divine and personally I find that when I include the protein powder it keeps me feeling satisfied for longer - but this smoothie is divine either way.