A couple of weeks ago I saw a post on pinterest about Green Smoothies. I started doing some research and found this site http://greenmonstermovement.com/. The first smoothie I tried was horrible! I don’t even remember what all I put in it. Someone suggested adding just a tiny bit of honey to sweeten it and ween myself off of the honey as I get use to the taste. I only used honey about 3 times… Now I love them with no sugar or honey added!
One thing I didn’t like about making the smoothie was having to clean the big blender after each one. So, I found a small, inexpensive blender for individual smoothies. And you can drink right out of the container..PERFECT!
So here is my favorite recipe:
3oz. green yogurt-vanilla 60 cal.
2 oz frozen blueberries 29 cal. 1.5 g. fiber
2.5 oz. frozen strawberries 25 cal. 1.5 g fiber
frozen banana 1/2 cup 67 cal. 2 g fiber (i have cut this down to about 1/4 cup)
flaxseed 1 TBS. 30 cal. 2 g. fiber
1 cup (or handful) of spinach 7 cal. .7 g. fiber
Total: 218 calories & 7.7 grams of fiber.
I would say that is a pretty good breakfast! I have recently been adding about 1/2 cup of carrots too.
You will want to add a few frozen fruits in the bottom, then spinach, then yogurt and water(or milk), then more frozen fruits. I find it blends a little better this way. But, you will find the best way for yourself
I know… it doesn’t look so yummy with all that green….
But just keep blending… Not too bad now, right? And if the color bothers you, put it in a colored cup so you can’t see it
My oldest does not like the taste of all the fruits in her smoothie. So we came up with one she does like.
1 frozen banana (chopped)
1 cup (or handful) spinach
1 TBS peanut butter
Milk (enough to make it blend but still icy like a milkshake).
These have been great because she leaves the house without breakfast a lot. She gets so sluggish throughout the day. Now she can drink her breakfast at school
I would love to hear some of your favorite smoothie recipes. BTW… I get my calorie counts from www.CalorieKing.com