Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Green Smoothies!

We have become addicted to smoothies! That means a lot of experimenting with different fruits and other ingredients. This has quickly become one of our favorites.

It's a green smoothie! Doesn't it look like the breakfast of champions! LOL! No? You don't think it looks very appetizing at all! Well, neither did I, but it's really pretty good. Even though it has SPINACH in it! YEP! Bring on the baby spinach!

HEY! I'm thinkin' that anything that helps me eat "a" vegetable is a good thing. (It also helps that you can't taste the spinach. That is a HUGE plus for me!)

You wanna try it? OK! Here's what we put into this fantabulous smoothie!

1 cup Pineapple/Orange juice
1 banana
1 apple
1 cup strawberries
A big handful of baby spinach
A few ice cubes

Put everything in the blender and BLEND baby BLEND!

And what makes it even BETTER is that this smoothie is only 3.5 points when divided between two people! YEAH!

Next on our list to try is Dr. Oz's Green Drink. I keep reading wonderful things about it. I just don't know about all those vegetables though! LOL! I gotta take "baby steps" when in comes to vegetables! LOL! Although, I must admit, I pretty much like everything that is included in his drink, except the parsley. I'm not a huge fan of it, but you probably can't taste it that much once it's mixed with everything else. Anyway, here is the recipe for that one. It is from Oprah's website.

Dr. Oz's green drink.

2 cups spinach
2 cups cucumber
1 head of celery
1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
1 bunch parsley
2 apples
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lemon

After everything is combined in a blender, this recipe makes 28 to 30 ounces—about three to four servings.

So, everyone go out there, and get your GREEN on!


Shannon said...

My parents have been drinking smoothies with spinach in it too and my mom swears you can't taste it.

Did you know there is a Smoothie King in B-ville? YUM! I know I could make them at home but I don't always want to. They have happy hour from 4-7 where the smoothies are 1/2 off.

Carla said...

Hmmm, may have to try those out sometime. I really like smoothies, but the green color kinda kills the appetite. The first sounds really good though.

Cheryl Wray said...

I just LOVE smoothies and that first one looks really good!!!

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Anonymous said...

I just might have to try these. I bought a really cool juicer last year with good intentions of getting healthier, but you know how that goes! LOL!!