3 August 2012

Green Smoothie

 The thought of drinking spinach was just not appetizing to me. At all. However I kept seeing Green Smoothies (or Green Monsters) popping up everywhere. So I thought I should just get over the fear and give it a try.  It was surprisingly pretty amazing. I had seen a few different recipes online which were basically spinach, banana, honey and milk. The spinach does blend smoothly and you can hardly taste it however I am not a huge fan of just banana flavour in smoothies so I added some frozen mango and raspberries to mine as well as some greek yogurt. You couldn't even taste the spinach and the raspberries make the green colour go away.
 First blend a handful of spinach. I use my Magic Bullet to make smoothies and find adding a touch of milk helps the blending process. I then add about a 1/4 cup of greek yogurt, a banana and a touch of honey and blend until smooth.
 Add about a handful of frozen mango pieces and blend. Then add a handful of frozen raspberries (you can see the raspberries turning the smoothie back to its normal pink colour).  Finally I sometimes add some milk to bring the smoothie to a better consistency, sometimes the frozen fruit makes it really thick.
Enjoy! 

Have you ever tried a green smoothie before? What is your favourite combo? 
Jaclyn

5 comments:

  1. I used to have smoothies almost every day. They're delicious--I tended to have carrot, cucumber and spinach in there along with strong fruits like strawberries, raspberries, or pineapple. And some almond milk to tone it all down!

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  2. I have smoothies everyday too! My favourite is mango and passionfruit, I love those together! But I also love the berries ones! I really like your blog! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits and more :) :)

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  4. great recipe sweety =)
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  5. i need to be better at eating healthier. these look simple and scrumptious!
    xo TJ

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