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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My First Green Smoothie!

I was sitting working at my desk when I realized it was time for lunch and I was hungry. Perhaps my body had been telling me all morning what I wanted needed was a smoothie. That's really what sounded good (with a small veggie packed salad on the side).

Sometimes nothing tastes better than good Greek yogurt, fruit and a touch of milk. This time though I wanted a green smoothie.

Have you ever heard of them? I have for a while now, but never got around to tasting one or even trying to make one. Today was that day!

This is what I had on hand to blend together:

  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of milk (I didn't have juice)
  • 1 & 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup of frozen strawberries (the last little bit in the freezer)
  • 1/4 cup of frozen mango (I probably could have added more)
  • 2 large handfuls of washed fresh spinach

I put the milk and yogurt in first, then I added frozen fruit with spinach on top, and pulsed to get it worked in. Then I blended until it was all smooth.

It was so good! I didn't even taste the spinach, and I probably wouldn't mind even if I did. Next time I may add a little more of the green stuff and try different recipes. Yum!

Here are some bloggers that I read and enjoy seeing their recipes (both smoothies and cooked foods).

Kath Eats Real Food - KERF makes such healthy foods!
- KERF recipe collection
- KERF smoothies/smoothie mixtures:
   Kale Requires Chocolate
   Straw Into Gold
   Green Desires
   Toasted Coconut

Walk Slowly Live Wildly
(Sara has a food blog too, called "Happy Foodie" directly below.)

Happy Foodie
- The Green Smoothie Challenge

I know there are others which are slipping my mind currently. Feel free to post suggestions in the comments.

So there you go. After finally trying a green smoothie I think I'll keep up with this delicious healthy habit! Thanks to Kath and Sara for your inspiration!


7 thoughtful comments:

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

have you heard of the "perfect food" green drink? it's a powder of ground up green - you couldn't possibly sit down and eat as much green in one sitting as there is in just one tbs.
it is so good for you- i am thinking your concoction would be a great way to really "enjoy" some of that green stuff & get my kids drinking it!!! tks for the idea- kelli

Hol said...

Thanks Kelli, I have heard about the "perfect food" green drink but haven't tried it yet. Have you?

The smoothie I made would probably be a little sweeter (for kiddos) if you added some apple, honey or pineapple. Perhaps a bit more fruit in general would do it. Glad you like the idea.

I have also heard that you can slightly mask the green color by adding plenty of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. They'd turn it more of a purple color. :)

Chris H said...

Yeah, rather you than me! Green! EEEwwwwww.

Chris H said...

LOL... glad it tasted nice though.

Hol said...

Too funny Chris! Yeah I was glad it tasted good too. :)

Chris H said...

Hey Chick... do you realise that there is no way to leave a comment on your most recent posts?
I have looked and looked, nothing there! ???
Is it intentional or have there been a stuff up somewhere?

Hol said...

Chris, I think something happened with the comment settings on the blog.

It should be fixed now.

Thanks so much for letting me know!

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