When I first saw the recipe, frankly I was skeptical.
A green smoothie?
I could see that should putting spinach in a smoothie work out, it could be just what I was looking for to get a little extra quality greens into my diet.
So I went for it.
And to my surprise, it was fantastic.
At first I was very careful to follow the smoothie recipe to be sure that the spinach didn't somehow become overwhelming and the taste make my face turn, well… green.
But after awhile I started getting adventurous.
I started adding it to almost all of my smoothies.
Other than a change of colour, I barely could tell a difference, except that I had just upped the health quotient by leaps and bounds.
Last night, I knew I had hit the big time.
I have a basic protein drink that I split to drink before and after my workout (I use prograde from Club FYM, it's clean – no artificial sugar and fillers and has a very good nutritional profile).
If I'm late working out, I don't want too many calories or anything too heavy, so I keep it to powder, a bit of rice milk and water.
But last night I had a thought. Why not add some spinach?
So I did. I added a substantial handful of spinach to the last half of my protein drink after my workout.
And it tasted great.
Not really any different than a smoothie without except that it had more substance.
So I will be making it a habit from now on.
Next time your out shopping, grab some baby spinach and don't be shy when you add it to your daily smoothie (if you're not having a daily smoothie, you need to start. They are a powerhouse of nutrition, they taste great and they are quick to make)
You can get a load of smoothie recipes and more from Club Fit Yummy Mummy, that's where I got the original green smoothie recipe.
I did a search for green smoothie's on the net, and here is a list…
This is a really cute real life adventure involving green smoothies, spinach and 2 adorable little kids, with pictures…
Green smoothies hide the taste of leafy greens nicely. Using a berry as the fruit hides the green color. Also use the smoothie mix to make popsicles or shaved ice for snowcones. Put shredded carrot or zucchini into banana breads and …
For those of you who are still wondering exactly how to make one of these crazy green smoothies…check out Robyn’s (of Green Smoothie Girl fame) video. It’s great…and it has a lot of little tidbits of knowledge too. My favorite quote: …
For a few weeks now I’ve been drinking a green smoothie every morning for breakfast. Green smoothies are smoothies made with a combination of fruit and greens, usually about 60% fruit and 40% greens. Drinking your greens is a lot easier …
So Robert made me a green smoothie, spinach, kale, celery, pineapple juice, ginger, fresh parsley from our parsley tree. (Yes, it's almost that big, parsley obviously LOVES our garden!) I didn't ask what else went in there. …
I typically forget to have green smoothies on the weekends, and then I’m blessedly spared from the gas the next day. Will it ever go away? I’ve been having green smoothies a couple of times a week for at least a month; you’d think if it …
Shane and I did a smoothie fast last Saturday and Sunday…just to give our bodies a break from food. We discovered that green smoothies are pretty tasty. If it wasn't for the color you'd never know you're drinking something with leafy …
Along with Sunrider add dark green leafy vegetable in the form of salads or green smoothies. Raw greens is the better way to go. Green smoothie suggestions:. 2 large handfuls of dark leafy vegetables like spinach, romaine lettuce, kale …
Smoothies in general, but especially green smoothies are a quick and easy way to get healthy.
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