Thursday, June 23, 2011

Be A Good Girl Now and Drink Your Veggies!

Over the last couple years I have been seeing info on the web about people making "green smoothies". It always looked like something I would try, if I wasn't so lazy. Seriously, I think God invented Jamba Juice so we would never have to clean our blender, right? Well, last week, one of my Running/Recipe Mama  friends on Facebook Adventure Junkie Mom posted something about the Green Monster Movement. I happened to be going to the Farmer's Market the next day, so I picked up a huge bunch of spinach along with my usual goodies like blueberries, bread, strawberries, etc. I came home and poked around on the website, pulled out the Magic Bullet and decided to go for it.

Trusty Dusty MB


Big Bad Bunch of Greens

 I eyeballed what looked to be about 3 cups of spinach, and rinsed well. Set aside




I also rinsed 1/2 cup of blueberries. Set aside.


I poured 1-1/2 cups of almond milk in the Magic Bullet.


I added my spinach and blueberries, as well as half of a very large banana, so you could use  a whole small banana!




I like my smoothies with some cold, icy crunch to them so I added a 1/2 cup of crushed ice and fired the bad boy up. 


I poured some out for me and my husband and my Monkey said he wanted to try some. I also told him the Green Smoothie would make him powerful. He really liked it.



I was a little nervous about trying this, but I must say, I am going to work these into my regular diet plan. They did not taste "veggie" at all. Ignoring the obvious green color, these smoothies taste like regular fruit smoothies. And I got a massive dose of greens without having to eat a huge salad, which I don't mind but its nice to have some variety. Even better, you can drink this on the go if you are pressed for time. If you have thought about trying a green smoothie, you should give it a "whirl".

Have you ever tried a "green smoothie"? What did you think?


13 comments:

  1. sounds delicious! So many fun things you can throw in there from the farmer's market!!!

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  2. After just having these a few times, I can only imagine what a 3-day juice cleanse does to your body! I definitely feel lighter and and less bloated. Plus I feel healthy knowing that I just drank all that spinach! Good stuff.

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  3. You are much braver than I. I would have been to scared to try the spinach in the smoothie! It sounds like it was delicious though!

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  4. I'm sorry, I know it's immature, but I can't get past the color.

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  5. Now you have me curious as to the taste. I must try one myself. It would be great if my girls would drink them. They don't eat enough vegetables!

    Thanks for linking up with me today!

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  6. Drinking spinach! How inspired. A really good way to get more greens into kids. Thanks for sharing! Dropping by from Bees.

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  7. Hungrigyrl, good for you for trying it! I've been drinking green smoothies and green 'lemonade' (juiced greens) for about two years now, and I love them. I have so much more energy on the days that I drink my greens! I've served them to lots of people too who wrinkled their noses at first but then loved them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm a new follower!

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  8. Great that it worked out and didn't taste to veggie. I'm hoping to do a cleanse again to start the summer season but can't find any that don't have the veggie drinks. They make me gag and made my last cleanse super tough.

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  9. Jill, I am going to attempt this cleanse: http://www.healthybitchdaily.com/post/summer-detox# I hope I don't find it gaggy! If I am successful I will let you know!

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  10. I havent but really wanted to! I know some ppl make these with nuts as well. One day maybe ;-) But I do make the fruit ones and eat spinach salads, does that count? ;-) thanks for sharing!

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  11. So you liked it that much, eh? Do you like this more than the kale smoothie you've made? How was the texture? A little seaweedy? Also is your bullet a regular-sized one or a blender-sized one? Yours looks bigger than mine... heh heh.

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  12. Sheswrite, I'm addicted! I think I do like spinach smoothies better. My bullet is "regular" size. I think the picture just makes it look massive. :)

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