Happy St. Patricks Day!
I have a confession. I received the Honest Scrap award and wrote about Green Smoothies! When I said I lost 4 lbs. in 5 days that is a little misleading. I know...the award should be taken away! I have been so excited about the green smoothies that I had to mention them. I know having a green smoothie every morning did help me to lose the 4 lbs in 5 days, but here's the confession part: I also have been eating healthy too those 5 days...you know... no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no caffeine, no white flour/pasta, healthy fats. I wasn't trying to be misleading, but just excited. I feel so much better when I drink it! I even made Popsicles and my boys loved it.
I am by far no Green Smoothie expert nor do I claim to be. I stumbled upon it about a week ago myself. There is a wealth of information out there that talk about green smoothie if you google it. It delivers so many benefits and is easy! But so many of you asked so here it is.
That is my youngest enjoying his green smoothie popsicle and enjoying the beautiful weather today!
Why drink green smoothies? Do you get the recommended amount of fruits/veggies in your diet every day? I know I didn't. I can get a lot of it done in the morning if I choose. (Or all of it!)
The recipe you see in the glass follows:
1 cup of non-fat plain vanilla yogurt
1 cup of water
1 banana cut into pieces.
1/2 apple cut up.
1/2-1 cup of grapes
2 c. baby spinach leaves
Blend together. I blend the fruit first. I have heard both ways.
I did not care for this particular combo because it was too sweet. The next day I used a mixed berries, spinach, water, and yogurt, and 1/2 banana, ground flax seed, and Gogi berries. It was yummy! It was more of a purple color. That is the cool thing about green smoothies...you can put whatever you want. I chose spinach, but you could use kale, collards, romaine lettuce, chard, celery etc. The fruit can vary...put what you have on hand or what you like. After you blend everything together...test it. Too sweet? Add more greens. Too bitter? Add more fruit. Make it a variety. Play around with it. Have fun... ENJOY!!
Here is a great link to check out...http://www.greensmoothiegirl.com/greenlove.html. Also a great video.
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