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?


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

  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.

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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.

  9. Jill, I am going to attempt this cleanse: I hope I don't find it gaggy! If I am successful I will let you know!

  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!

  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.

  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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