Green Smoothie


Today is about breakfast. As everyone knows, it is the most important meal of the day. When my family was recently here, we followed a more traditional Catalan style of breakfast. Bread, meat and cheese.

The base is pan con tomate (bread with fresh tomato rubbed on, and olive oil drizzled on top). You can then have this with a nice Spanish cheese (such as manchego), or with Spanish charcuterie (a type of cured meat, in this case pork.)  I know, I know. It sounds crazy having ham and cheese for breakfast, but that’s the Spanish culture.  This kind of charcuterie is a very common food in Spain, and is eaten at all times of the day, for breakfast or as a tapa later in the day.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to find good Spanish charcuterie in the U.S., so I can’t have jamón ibérico, salchicón, (llangonisa in Catalan) or fuet. I love Spanish charcuterie and it is the first thing I look for when I go back to Spain. But eating it almost everyday, as is the custom in Spain, is just too much for me. Because I don’t get to eat it very often, it is that much more delicious when I do have it. (And sorry Italians…salami is NOT the same for me!)


At Christmas time, my mom always has a leg of a Jamón Ibérico on hand so we can enjoy cutting our own and eating it whenever we want… And of course, with good bread and olive oil, you can’t stop eating it…

Anyway, away from home and without my charcuterie, I’ll typically have a smoothie for breakfast. For me, I don’t think that eating pork for breakfast everyday can be too healthy. But that’s just me.

For today, I made a green smoothie! Don’t let the color intimidate you. This smoothie gives me a lot of energy for the morning and starts my day on the right foot.

Ingredients (Makes 2 medium-sized smoothies, or 1 large smoothie):

– 2 cups spinach (raw)

–  1 small banana

– 1 orange

– 1 pear

– 1/2 avocado

– 1 1/2 cups water

Place all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and mix away!


Green Smoothie

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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Bon profit!

3 thoughts on “Green Smoothie

  1. mmm…el batut és brutalment bo!!! però qui diu no d’un bon pa amb tomàquet, pernil ibèric o llonganissa de Vic???

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