First, just incase all my fans (or my inflated ego, whichever) were worried, no I am no in the hospital giving birth to my son. As far as I know, he's still hanging in there just fine and making his Momma (im)patiently wait.
Second, I tried a green smoothie a few weeks ago and never really told anyone about it. They are great! I have my whole family drinking them once a day, unless we miss because I'm tired/lazy. I make them, so they are on my schedule. Anyways, I've read several blogs where green smoothies are staples and I have to say, I can see why. You get veggies without doing anything to them, and they taste like fruit! I use about a cup of spinach, a cup of water, 6 oz of strawberries, and a banana to make our smoothies. Based on all of the recipes I have found, we are missing one ingredient, ground flax seed. I'm not sure what extra benefits that has, but I will be getting that probably this weekend and adding 2 tablespoons of that as well. It is really good and tastes just like strawberries and bananas, you don't taste the spinach at all. I really enjoy them and am trying to work 2 into my day, but just haven't yet. The basic recipe makes about 4 cups of smoothie, so Victor and I have 2 cups a piece, or if my Mom is drinking some then we have a little less than 1.5 cups a piece. I was really shocked that I liked them because I am so picky. I blend the spinach and water first to avoid a super thick smoothie as I can't stand thick drinks (they make me gag), then I add the frozen strawberries, and then finally the banana. It takes about 5 minutes and then we all get the wonderful benefits of spinach. I really can't say enough about the green smoothies. You should try them, your body will thank you!
3 days ago